ELDER ABUSE; THE CRIME OF THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY. I Addie M. Miller experienced that Elder Abuse is not only committed by one person against an Elder, but most of the time ELDER ABUSE is committed by people working in concert, aiding and abetting the abuse of an Elder. And can also be a federal R.I.C.O. act. In my opinion ELDER ABUSE must be prosecuted to the FULL extent of Federal Law.