Prioritising criminal justice social work in India: a clarion call to action

Chong, Mark David, Francis, Abraham P., and Forbes, Amy (2019) Prioritising criminal justice social work in India: a clarion call to action. International Journal of Criminal Justice Sciences, 14 (1).

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Abstract

This article explains why a clarion call to action is necessary in regards to prioritising criminal justice social work in India. Partially relying upon the existing crime and prison statistics, it appears clear that greater involvement of social workers in the criminal justice system can only bode well, not only for offenders but also victims of crime, as well as their respective families and communities. To that end, various issues pertaining to correctional social work, police social work, the intersections between social work and criminology, social work education and professional training, as well as the tension between legal/enforcement and welfare/development approaches are traversed here.

Item ID: 60759
Item Type: Article (Scholarly Work)
ISSN: 0973-5089
Keywords: Criminal Justice Social Work, Correctional Social Work, Police Social Work, Social Work Education
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Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2020 23:28
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1602 Criminology > 160202 Correctional Theory, Offender Treatment and Rehabilitation @ 50%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1607 Social Work > 160702 Counselling, Welfare and Community Services @ 50%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9404 Justice and the Law > 940408 Rehabilitation and Correctional Services @ 100%
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