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Incarcerated Women

Patricia O’Brien.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online September 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Criminal Justice; Gender and Sexuality; Poverty; Race and Ethnicity; Social Justice and Human Rights. 7668 words.

This article summarizes the incidence of women in the United States who have been sentenced to prison as a consequence of a felony conviction for violation of state or federal laws. It also...

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Juvenile Justice: Juvenile and Family Courts

Mark Ezell.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Child and Adolescent Social Work; Couple and Family Social Work; Criminal Justice; Poverty; Social Justice and Human Rights. 6342 words.

This section defines and discusses the jurisdictions of the juvenile and family courts as well as their influences on social work practice. The history of the court, several interpretations...

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Social Justice

Janet L. Finn and Maxine Jacobson.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Criminal Justice; Gender and Sexuality; Social Policy and Advocacy; Poverty; Social Justice and Human Rights. 6424 words.

This entry examines the concept of social justice and its significance as a core value of social work. Diverse conceptualizations of social justice and their historical and philosophical...

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Urban Practice

Melvin Delgado.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Criminal Justice; Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Work Practice Settings; Poverty. 2394 words.

Social work practice is best understood and practiced when taking into account the local context. The urban context of social work practice may share much with suburban and rural contexts...

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