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Community Violence

Neil B. Guterman and Muhammad Haj-Yahia.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Criminal Justice; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Social Work Macro Practice. 3246 words.

Community violence represents a widespread concern receiving increasing attention by social workers. This article considers the problem of community violence and our present understanding...

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Elder Abuse

Eloise Rathbone-McCuan.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Care of the Elderly; Criminal Justice; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Work Practice Settings. 2858 words.

Elder abuse is now recognized internationally as a social problem among the aging population. Intentional abuse, neglect, and exploitation among caregivers to frail and isolated elderly...

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Legal System

Robert G. Madden.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Criminal Justice; Practical Ethics; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy. 3109 words.

The law is a powerful force in all aspects of contemporary American society. The legal system furnishes the context and procedures for the creation and enforcement of laws to resolve...

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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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