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Criminology for Social Work by David Smith

Criminology for Social Work

Part of the Practical Social Work Series Series


Criminology for Social Work by David Smith

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.

About the Author

David Smith

David Smith was born in Warwickshire in 1961. He studied Economics at Cambridge and has worked in industry for over 30 years, including periods in Switzerland, the USA and Turkey. He is currently a Chief Financial Officer and lives in West Sussex with his wife and three teenage children. David published his first novel, Searching for Amber, in 2014, and his second, Death in Leamington, in 2015.

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Publication date

20th March 1995


David Smith

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Palgrave Macmillan


192 pages


Crime & criminology
Social work



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