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dc.contributor.authorCairns, D-
dc.contributor.authorDavies, M-
dc.contributor.authorHarries, P-
dc.contributor.authorGilhooly, KJ-
dc.contributor.authorNotley, E-
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-19T09:33:23Z-
dc.date.available2014-06-19T09:33:23Z-
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Adult Protection, 15(2), 54 - 68, 2013en_US
dc.identifier.issn1466-8203-
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dc.identifier.urihttp://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/8569-
dc.descriptionThis article is (c) Emerald Group Publishing and permission has been granted for this version to appear here (http://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/8569). Emerald does not grant permission for this article to be further copied/distributed or hosted elsewhere without the express permission from Emerald Group Publishing Limited.en_US
dc.descriptionThis article has been made available through the Brunel Open Access Publishing Fund.-
dc.description.abstractPurpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore the detection and prevention of elder financial abuse through the lens of a “professional bystander intervention model”. The authors were interested in the decision cues that raise suspicions of financial abuse, how such abuse comes to the attention of professionals who do not have a statutory responsibility for safeguarding older adults, and the barriers to intervention. Design/methodology/approach – In-depth interviews were conducted using the critical incident technique. Thematic analysis was carried out on transcribed interviews. In total, 20 banking and 20 health professionals were recruited. Participants were asked to discuss real cases which they had dealt with personally. Findings – The cases described indicated that a variety of cues were used in coming to a decision that financial abuse was very likely taking place. Common to these cases was a discrepancy between what is normal and expected and what is abnormal or unexpected. There was a marked difference in the type of abuse noticed by banking and health professionals, drawing attention to the ways in which context influences the likelihood that financial abuse will be detected. The study revealed that even if professionals suspect abuse, there are barriers which prevent them acting. Originality/value – The originality of this study lies in its use of the bystander intervention model to study the decision-making processes of professionals who are not explicitly charged with adult safeguarding. The study was also unique because real cases were under consideration. Hence, what the professionals actually do, rather than what they might do, was under investigation.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipEconomic and Social Research Councilen_US
dc.languageEnglish-
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherEmerald Group Publishing Limiteden_US
dc.subjectBankingen_US
dc.subjectBystander interventionen_US
dc.subjectDecision cuesen_US
dc.subjectDecision makingen_US
dc.subjectElder careen_US
dc.subjectElder financial abuseen_US
dc.subjectElderly peopleen_US
dc.subjectEnglanden_US
dc.subjectOlder adultsen_US
dc.subjectPersonal financeen_US
dc.subjectSafeguardingen_US
dc.subjectScotlanden_US
dc.titleFraming the detection of elder financial abuse as bystander intervention: Decision cues, pathways to detection and barriers to actionen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1108/14668201311313578-
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