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Vol 22 No 5 May/June 2017

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Arlidge, Eady & Smith on Contempt

Edited by: Patricia Londono, David Eady, A.T.H. Smith, Rt. Hon Lord Eassie
Price: £319.00

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The Law and Older People

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ISBN13: 9781859419229
To be Published: October 2018
Publisher: Routledge-Cavendish
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £35.00
Hardback edition not yet published, ISBN13 9780415454216



This book looks at the historical background to the law's approach to ageing, focusing on questions such as: Has the law promoted ageism? How well has the law protected older people against discrimination, abuse and social exclusion? How effective will new prohibitions on age discrimination be when they come into force? Themes include the ways in which the law has a distinct impact on the lives of older people, human rights, housing, finance, health and social care, discrimination, crime, abuse and the state's reaction, and poverty and social exclusion.

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Subjects:
Discrimination Law
Contents:
1. Introduction
2. Historical Context: What is 'Old Age'?
3. Human Rights and Older People
4. Health and Social Care
5. Property, Housing and Finance
6. Discrimination
7. Criminal Law and Older People
8. The Abuse of Older People
9. Conclusion