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Sociology for Social Workers and Probation Officers


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1. Sociological perspectives 2. Family 3. Childhood 4. Youth 5. Community 6. Care and caring 7. Health and illness 8. Crime and deviance 9. Towards sociological practice

About the Author

Viviene E. Cree is Professor of Social Work Studies at the University of Edinburgh, UK. She is the editor of Social Work: A Reader and Becoming a Social Worker and co-author of Social Work: Voices from the Inside, all published by Routledge. She is also co-author of Social Work: Making a Difference and co-editor of the series Social Work in Practice, published jointly by BASW and the Policy Press.


'In her immensely readable book, Professor Cree enthusiastically demonstrates that the study of sociology can help students improve their social work practice. In doing so, she shows that sociology has been a key influence on politics in the past 50 years - especially in its analysis of family and community.' - Martin Davies, University of East Anglia, UK

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