Source: (2001) BCIFV (British Columbia Institute Against Family Violence) Newsletter 8 (Spring).Spencer looks at various aspects of senior abuse and responses to it. Contending that it is underreported, she examines why this is the case. Reasons include hesitancy on the part of seniors and systemic problems in the justice system. This leads to discussion of the search for solutions other than the current criminal justice mechanisms. In particular Spencer considers the question whether restorative justice approaches to senior abuse offer better alternatives.