Demystifying Criminal Justice Social Work in India

by Mark Chong, Abraham P Francis

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  • 9789386062475
  • 9789386062468

This book addresses the relative lack of academic and professional literature in the area of criminal justice social work.  

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’.


  • SAGE Publications; March 2017
  • ISBN: 9789386062468
  • Edition: 1
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  • Title: Demystifying Criminal Justice Social Work in India
  • Author: Mark Chong (ed.); Abraham P Francis (ed.)
  • Imprint: Sage Publications Pvt. Ltd
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9789386062475
  • 9789386062468
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9789386062475
  • 9789386062468