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Criminal Justice: Corrections

C. Aaron McNeece.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Criminal Justice; Social Work Practice Settings; Social Justice and Human Rights. 4313 words.

The United States has more than 7 million adults under correctional supervision, with more than 2 million incarcerated. The history and theories behind incarceration are described, along...

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Drug Courts

Julie Schroeder and Bridgette Harris.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Addictions and Substance Misuse; Criminal Justice; Social Work Practice Settings. 9013 words.

Drug courts were developed to facilitate treatment for criminal offenders with substance abuse problems. Drug courts operate using dual paradigms of healing and discipline via treatment,...

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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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Juvenile Delinquency

Carolyn Smith.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Child and Adolescent Social Work; Criminal Justice; Social Work Practice Settings; Social Justice and Human Rights. 3948 words.

The following article on juvenile delinquency has three major objectives: First, it defines delinquency and discusses its measurement and extent; second, it reviews theory and risk factor...

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Prison Social Work

Jason Matejkowski, Toni Johnson and Margaret E. Severson.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online February 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Criminal Justice; Social Work Practice Settings; Social Justice and Human Rights; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 10552 words.

This entry provides a description of prison social work and the array of responsibilities that social workers in prison settings have, including intake screening and assessment,...

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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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