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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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Hate Crimes

Nancy A. Humphreys and Shannon R. Lane.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Criminal Justice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Race and Ethnicity; Social Justice and Human Rights. 1596 words.

Hate crimes and their traumatic repercussions are an important area for social worker intervention. This entry will examine how hate crimes are defined and handled, and the difficulties...

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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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