Recent developments in criminal justice social work in Australia and India: critically analysing this emerging area of practice

Baffour, Frank Darkwa, Chong, Mark David, and Francis, Abraham P. (2020) Recent developments in criminal justice social work in Australia and India: critically analysing this emerging area of practice. In: Ponnuswami, Ilango, and Francis, Abraham P., (eds.) Social Work Education, Research and Practice: perspectives from India and Australia. Springer, Singapore, pp. 231-245.

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Abstract

The psychosocial issues posed by offenders, victims of crime and their respective families who have come into contact with the criminal justice system continue to escalate in quality and quantity around the world. As a result of this, the involvement of social workers in such criminal justice issues in developing (India) and developed (Australia) countries has expanded from mere supervisory enforcement to matters relating to the provision of welfare and the design as well as administering of rehabilitative treatment. This paper will therefore critically analyse the recent developments in this sector, initially tracing the history of criminal justice social work practice in both countries, examining their current practices, uncovering its influences and delineating the challenges faced by such practitioners. The paper will thereafter offer a range of possible measures that can be employed to facilitate the viability of criminal justice social work in these countries.

Item ID: 65736
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-981-15-9797-8
Keywords: Criminal justice; Social work; Australia; India; Professional practice
Copyright Information: © The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2021 00:18
FoR Codes: 44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4402 Criminology > 440202 Correctional theory, offender treatment and rehabilitation @ 50%
44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4409 Social work > 440902 Counselling, wellbeing and community services @ 50%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9404 Justice and the Law > 940408 Rehabilitation and Correctional Services @ 50%
94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940199 Community Service (excl. Work) not elsewhere classified @ 50%
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