New Approaches to Social Problems Treatment Vol: 17


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Product Details
Format:
Hardback
ISBN:
9781849507363
Published:
05 Feb 2010
Publisher:
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Dimensions:
312 pages - 152 x 229 x 28mm
Series:
Research in Social Problems and Public Policy
This volume examines diverse developments in the evolution of public policy institutions for remedying social problems. The collected chapters address the transformation of social problems, social problems work, and social problems solutions in the context of criminal justice, mental health, and community institutions (schools) in contemporary society. These diverse settings and institutions collectively reflect a trend toward the use of various 'treatment' initiatives within formal disciplinary systems and as part of legalistic social control strategies. Although all of the remedial approaches considered are 'new' in the sense of being recent innovations, many are only the most recent in a long sequence of policy initiatives. The contributors to the collection demonstrate that recent transformations in remedial approaches to social problems and the challenges faced by such policy initiatives are as much a function of what has come before as they are of their own inherent features.
List of Contributors. New approaches to social problems remedies. Hate crimes and their criminalization. Creating victim-centered criminal justice practices for rape prosecution. Forgotten victims, unforgiven perpetrators: Social problems work with adult male sexual offenders who purport to have been sexually victimized as children. The columbine effect and school antiviolence policy. The gang's school: Challenges of reintegrative social control. Losing hope: The production of failure in drug court. Standardizing social problems solutions: The case of court-supervised drug treatment. Recovery and punishment: Reconciling the conflicting objectives of coercive treatment in correctional settings. Ex-inmates with psychiatric disabilities returning to the community from correctional custody: The forensic transition team approach after a decade. Social problems and public policy: A theoretical overview of policy issues and implications. Research in Social Problems and Public Policy. New Approaches to Social Problems Treatment. Copyright page.

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