Essential Law for Social Workers / Robert Madden.
- New York, NY : Columbia University Press, 
- Foundations of Social Work Knowledge Series
Foundations of Social Work Knowledge Series
1 online resource (351 p.)
- Social workers -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States.
- Electronic books.
- Whether protecting their own rights or those of their clients, or navigating the juvenile justice, immigration, or welfare systems, social workers confront legal issues every day. This book explores legal concepts, legal reasoning, and legal processes-illustrated with case vignettes from social work practice-in order to provide social work practitioners and students with practical and accessible legal knowledge. It introduces readers to scholarship about the law and to conceptual knowledge that can be applied to any interaction with the legal system. Social workers are thereby enabled to "think like a lawyer" and increase their effectiveness. The volume features a discussion of recent reform movements, including Alternative Dispute Resolution, and an appendix of sources for legal information and research on the law.
1. Why Social Workers Study the Law: Knowledge for Practice
2. Exploring Jurisprudence: Legal Philosophy
3. The Development of the Law
4. The Practice of Law
5. The Litigation Process: Dissecting a Court Case
6. Protection of Individuals and the Preservation of Social Order
7. How Courts Make Legal Decisions About People's Lives
8. Torts: How the Law Provides Compensation for Injury and Deters Unsafe Practices
9. Contracts and Other Legal Issues in the Management of Social Work Practice
Appendix: Legal Research
CASES AND LAWS CITED
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -165) and index.
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 08. Jul 2019)
- Publisher Number:
- 10.7312/madd12320 doi
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