Demystifying Criminal Justice Social Work in India

Chong, Mark David, and Francis, Abraham P. (2017) Demystifying Criminal Justice Social Work in India. Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, CA, USA.

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Abstract

This compilation explores the scope of responsibilities undertaken by social workers in the field of criminal law in India when dealing with clients who are either offenders or victims of crime. It provides an in-depth understanding of the socio-structural, legal and practical challenges faced by Indian criminal justice social workers.

The book encourages social work professionals and students to consider three major areas: encouraging education and training in this subject; protecting the human rights of offenders and victims of crime; and addressing mental illness within the criminal justice system. It hopes to demystify social work in the area of criminal justice, particularly because of the stigma attached to it, given the potentially coercive enforcement of criminal law vis-à-vis the traditional ethos of social work being primarily about 'caring', 'empathy' and 'empowerment'.

Item ID: 49807
Item Type: Book (Edited)
ISBN: 978-93-860-6247-5
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Listen to Abraham Francis speak in Malaylam about this book in an interview with Delys Paul (SBS) at the link in the Related URLs field.

Funders: Faculty of Arts, Education and Social Sciences (FAESS), James Cook University (JCU)
Projects and Grants: FAESS Grant Scheme
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2017 23:04
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1602 Criminology > 160202 Correctional Theory, Offender Treatment and Rehabilitation @ 25%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1602 Criminology > 160203 Courts and Sentencing @ 25%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1607 Social Work > 160701 Clinical Social Work Practice @ 50%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9404 Justice and the Law > 940403 Criminal Justice @ 50%
94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9404 Justice and the Law > 940408 Rehabilitation and Correctional Services @ 50%
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