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Alcohol and Drug Problems: Law Enforcement and Legal Policy

Anna Celeste Burke.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Addictions and Substance Misuse; Criminal Justice; Social Policy and Advocacy. 4555 words.

Historically, U.S. policy has been characterized by long-standing ambivalence evident in the changing emphasis placed on prohibition as the aim of drug policy, and in debate about the...

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Confidentiality and Privileged Communication

Carolyn I. Polowy, Sherri Morgan, W. Dwight Bailey and Carol Gorenberg.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Addictions and Substance Misuse; Criminal Justice; Practical Ethics; Mental and Behavioural Health; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 3742 words.

Confidentiality of client communications is one of the ethical foundations of the social work profession and has become a legal obligation in most states. Many problems arise in the...

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Criminal Justice: Overview

Rudolph Alexander.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Addictions and Substance Misuse; Criminal Justice; Social Policy and Advocacy. 5535 words.

The criminal justice system traces its roots to ancient times. When the 13 original colonies were formed, they brought many of the laws and legal processes from England. Traditionally, the...

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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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Prison Violence

Kristine Levan.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Addictions and Substance Misuse; Criminal Justice; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Justice and Human Rights. 7380 words.

This entry presents an overview of prison violence and how issues such as overcrowding and scarcity of resources may contribute. Exploring both collective and interpersonal levels of...

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