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Criminology for Social Work

by David Smith

Part of the Practical Social Work Series Series

Criminology for Social Work Synopsis

Criminology for Social Work critically reviews the major strands in criminological theory and research in terms of their implications for social workers in the criminal justice system. While acknowledging the complexity of the links to be made, it argues that they are able to enhance practice by making it more critical and realistic. Individual chapters discuss criminological psychology, the labelling perspective, the concentration of crime and victimisation in particular localities, the contributions of feminist criminology, and the evidence of racism in criminal justice. They also cover the connections between criminology and policy. The conclusion suggests how criminology could be enriched by feminist philosophy and psychology.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780333587508
Publication date: 20th March 1995
Author: David Smith
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 192 pages
Categories: Crime & criminology, Social work,

About David Smith

DAVID SMITH is Professor of Social Work at the University of Lancaster, where he has taught and researched since 1976. Previously, he was a probation officer in Hereford and Worcester. He has published on a wide range of topics relevant to crime prevention and to criminal justice policy and practice.

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