Sociology for Social Workers and Probation Officers

Viviene E. Cree*

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Abstract / Description of output

How does a social work student make the connection between sociological knowledge and day-to-day social work?

Sociology for Social Workers and Probation Officers provides an introduction to sociological ideas and research and places them firmly into the context of actual social work practice. It encourages readers to develop critical awareness and reach their own judgements about the usefulness and implications of holding certain conceptual positions and shows how social work can be better informed and improved by doing so.

Fully revised and updated throughout, this second edition examines sociology in relation to key areas of social work and probation practice, and includes one new chapter. Areas covered are: Family Childhood Youth Community Care and Caring Health and Illness Crime. Essential reading for all social work and probation studies students, this text looks beyond individual and psychological explanations and solutions to develop a sociological knowledge base for social work practice.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages256
ISBN (Electronic)9780203846773
ISBN (Print)9780415446211, 9780415446228
Publication statusPublished - 26 May 2010

Publication series

NameStudent Social Work


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