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Grounded in contemporary social work practice approaches such as trauma-informed practice, cultural competency and systems theory, this book develops a model for developing, implementing and evaluating police social work and social service collaboration within the context of contemporary policing strategies.
The practice of professional social work in law enforcement agencies is increasingly becoming an important area of practice. Police social work, as it is known, benefits community residents and assists law enforcement agencies with accomplishing community policing and other problem-solving initiatives. Throughout 13 chapters, this book covers:
Police Social Work provides a wealth of case-studies and other reference material to prepare students for police social work practice, as well as serving as a resource for police officers, recruits and students majoring in policing.