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Running head: POLICY BRIEF 51PADM 550-Policy Brief 5Misty CookLiberty University
POLICY BRIEF 52PADM 550-Policy Brief 5Defining the ProblemIn October of 2017 President Donald Trump signed in law the Elder Abuse Preventionand Prosecution Act. The purpose of this law is to support efforts to better understand andprevent elder abuse, a vulnerable generation often subjected to not only physical abuse or neglectbut financial exploitation. This legislation was sponsored by Republican Chuck Grassley,chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal. Thislaw increases data collection and information sharing of abuse cases in the elderly, increasestraining for federal prosecutors and investigators, and increases penalties for criminals who targetthe elderly (American Bar Association, n.d.). MayBiblical Guidelines: The Bible does talk about crime and punishment in the book of Romansand Exodus. Exodus 21:24-25 (ESV) says “Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot forfoot, burn for burn, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.” But not only does the Bible denounce

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