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Faces of Poverty: Portraits of Women and Children on Welfare

Jill Duerr Berrick

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195113754
eISBN:
9780199893546
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195113754.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Social Policy

Most Americans are insulated from the poor; it is hard to imagine the challenges of poverty, the daily fears of crime and victimization, the frustration of not being able to provide for a child. ... More


Crime, Social Development, and Correctional Social Work

WILL C. RAINFORD

in Social Work and Social Development: Theories and Skills for Developmental Social Work

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199732326
eISBN:
9780199863471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732326.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Communities and Organizations

Social workers have been involved with issues of delinquency, crime and corrections since the profession’s inception in the late 19th century. However, as crime rates have continued to soar and as ... More


Controlling crime and disorder: the Labour legacy

Sarah Charman and Stephen P. Savage

in Modernising the welfare state: The Blair legacy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420404
eISBN:
9781447302834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420404.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter reviews New Labour's crime policy. The Labour government, under Tony Blair, concerned itself with more fundamental ‘third order change’ or ‘paradigm shifts’. From the first utterance of ... More


Language, politics and values

Marilyn Gregory

in Policy reconsidered: Meanings, politics and practices

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349132
eISBN:
9781447302995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349132.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter focuses on a specific kind of politicisation of social policy. It considers the nature of the language, the knowledge, and the values of policy, using the probation service as a sample ... More


Fear and distrust in 21st-century Britain

Anna Minton

in Contemporary social evils

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424099
eISBN:
9781447301981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424099.003.0011
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter condemns a pervasive and disproportionate fear of crime in British society, evident in the spread of private ‘gated communities’ and intensive security in shopping centres as well as ... More


Afterword

David Utting

in Contemporary social evils

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424099
eISBN:
9781447301981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424099.003.0019
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This book on contemporary social evils may come as something of a surprise. There is the desire that Joseph Rowntree expressed for the trusts he endowed a century ago to search out the underlying ... More


Crime and criminal justice

Mike Hough

in The Conservative Party and social policy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424334
eISBN:
9781447303718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424334.003.0012
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter reviews the key thrust of criminal justice policy over the last 30 years and then turns to ‘read the runes’ to see what sorts of continuity or discontinuity can be expected. In criminal ... More


Truncated opportunities: eliciting unheard voices on social evils

Alice Mowlam and Chris Creegan

in Contemporary social evils

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424099
eISBN:
9781447301981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424099.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

The Qualitative Research Unit at the independent research organisation, National Centre for Social Research, was commissioned to organise a series of discussion events so that a range of the ... More


Has there been a decline in values in British society?

Anthony Browne

in Contemporary social evils

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424099
eISBN:
9781447301981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424099.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter states that the growing sexual equality has made it possible for more women to leave abusive and unhappy homes. It also contends that there have been many moral improvements since the ... More


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