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Discrimination

Kendra DeLoach McCutcheon.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online November 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Criminal Justice; Developmental and Physical Disabilities Social Work; Gender and Sexuality; Race and Ethnicity; Social Justice and Human Rights. 10681 words.

Social workers have a responsibility to challenge discrimination and promote social and economic justice. To fulfill this responsibility, it must be understood how discrimination exists and...

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Domestic Violence in the LGBT Community

Betty Jo Barrett.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online March 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Couple and Family Social Work; Criminal Justice; Gender and Sexuality; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment. 16847 words.

Since the mid 1980s, a growing body of theoretical and empirical literature has examined the existence of intimate partner violence (IPV) in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT)...

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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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Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse

Jill Theresa Messing.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online January 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Couple and Family Social Work; Criminal Justice; Gender and Sexuality; Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Justice and Human Rights. 7884 words.

Intimate partner violence—the continual and systematic exercise of power and control within an intimate relationship that often also includes physical and sexual violence—has emerged as a...

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Sexual Assault

Judy L. Postmus.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Couple and Family Social Work; Criminal Justice; Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Gender and Sexuality; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment. 2715 words.

Sexual assault or rape affects millions of women and men in the United States; however, it is only in the last 30 years that it is being considered a social problem. During this period,...

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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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