Social Work and Law Judicial Policy and Forensic Practices

ISBN-10: 0205223508

ISBN-13: 9780205223503

Edition: 2013

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Helping social workers understand how to operate within the complex legal environment. Social Work and Law exposes students to the ways in which social work and law intersect. Students will explore the judiciary’s contributions to important social policy issues and the knowledge social workers need to effectively participate in the judicial process. An introductory unit presents basic legal concepts, describes the workings of the court system, and shares strategies for avoiding malpractice. The units that follow cover a variety of topics to give instructor’s options for their course and allow students to study their interests. These topics include issues related to children, domestic violence, older adults, the death penalty, health, discrimination, LGBT rights, and the rights of students and immigrants. Upon completing this book readers will be able to: Understand how social workers operate within the complex legal environment Identify the role of law in shaping human experience and explore how competent social work practice can influence legal processes and outcomes Examine how law and social work intersect in relation to particular populations and fields of practice Assess the conformity of judicial decisions with social work values and ethics, while understanding the underpinnings of judicial decisions and why they might differ from social work decision-making Distinguish between case law and statutory law, understand the role of each, and recognize how their dynamic interaction contributes to the development of social policy Note: MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearchLab, please visit: www.mysearchlab.com or you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MySearchLab (at no additional cost): ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205223508 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205223503.
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Book details

List price: $141.53
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 10/18/2012
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 400
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

Introduction
Policy, Practice, And The Legal Environment
Social Work and the Legal System
Law and Judicial Policy
Law and Forensic Practice
Influencing the Judicial System
Practicing Within the Law
Children And Families
Child Abuse & Neglect
Adoption
Child Custody
Domestic Violence
Older Adults
Health And Justice
Juvenile Justice
Criminal Justice
Death Penalty
Health
Mental Health
Civil Liberties And Civil Rights
Legal Rights of Racial and Ethnic Minorities
Legal Rights of Women
Legal Rights of Sexual Minorities
Legal Rights of Immigrants
Legal Rights of Students
Appendices
Glossary of Terms
Amendments to the U.S. Constitution
Index
Introduction
Policy, Practice, And The Legal Environment
Social Work and the Legal System
History and Rationale
The Different Types of Law
The Different Types of Courts
Comparing Civil and Criminal Proceedings
How a Court Case Proceeds
Understanding the Legal Environment
Pull-Out: Preparing Children for Court
Comparing Social Work and Law
Pull-Out: Working in the Office of the Public Defender
Alternatives to the Traditional Court System
Summary and Conclusion
References
Law and Judicial Policy
The Role of Case Law in Policy
Comparing Statutory Law and Case Law
How Statutory Law and Case Law Interact
The United States Supreme Court
How Judges Make Decisions
Reading and Analyzing a Case
Sample Case: Dornhecker v. Malibu Grand Prix Corp.
Summary and Conclusion
References
Law and Forensic Practice
Overview of Forensic Practice
Forensic Interviewing
Testifying in Court
Conducting Forensic Evaluations
Pull-Out: Specialized Forensic Centers
Ethical Considerations in Forensic Practice
Summary and Conclusion
References
Influencing the Judicial System
Participating in Judicial Selection
Submitting Amicus Briefs
Testifying as an Expert Witness
Summary and Conclusion
References
Practicing Within the Law
Overview of Malpractice Law
Informed Consent
Confidentiality and Privilege
Pull-Out: Responding to a Subpoena
The Treatment Process
Pull-Out: E-Therapy
Social Work Records
Sample Case: Hamman v. County of Maricopa
Summary and Conclusion
References
Children And Families
Child Abuse & Neglect
Background
The Life Cycle of a Child Maltreatment Case
Pull-Out: Interviewing Child Victims
Going to Court
Pull-Out: Recovered Memory Syndrome
Children as Witnesses in Court
Sample Case: Dumpson v. Daniel M.
Summary and Conclusion
References
Adoption
Background
Types of Adoption
The Adoption Process
Pull-Out: Special Considerations in Adoption Placements
Consent and Revocation of Consent
Open Adoption and Access to Adoption Records
Annulment and Wrongful Adoption
Pull-Out: Adoption under the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA)
International Adoption
Sample Case: Robert O. v. Russell K.
Summary and Conclusion
References
Child Custody
Types of Custody
Historical Approaches to Custody
Current trends
Pull-Out: Conducting Child Custody Evaluations
Legal Presumptions
Rights to Visitation
Sample Case: Painter v. Bannister
Summary and Conclusion
References
Domestic Violence
History and Incidence
The Dynamics of Domestic Violence
Pull-Out: Battering in Same-Sex Couples
Pull-Out: Stalking and Cyber-Stalking
Protecting the Victims
Prosecuting the Perpetrators
Domestic Violence Courts
Battered Women as Defendants
Sample Case: State v. Vue
Summary and Conclusion
References
Older Adults
Background
Adult Protection
Age Discrimination
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Competency, Guardianship and End-of-Life
Pull-Out: Physician Assisted Suicide
Sample Case: General Dynamics Land Systems, Inc. v. Cline
Summary and Conclusion
References
Health And Justice
Juvenile Justice
Background
History and Philosophy of the Juvenile Justice System
Pull-Out: the Adolescent Brain
Juvenile Court Proceedings
Waiving Constitutional Rights
Pull-Out: Trying Juveniles as Adults
Social Workers and the Juvenile Justice System
Sample Case: State In Interest of S.H.
Summary and Conclusion
References
Criminal Justice
Background
Law Enforcement
The Courts
Corrections
Pull-Out: Felony Convictions and Voting Rights
Sample Case: Farmer v. Brennan
Summary and Conclusion
References
Death Penalty
Background
Pull-Out: Disproportionality and the Death Penalty
Arguments For and Against the Death Penalty
Legal Exemptions to the Death Penalty
Pull-Out: Social Workers and Mitigation
Sample Case: Kennedy v. Louisiana
Summary and Conclusions
References
Health
Background
Reproductive rights
Pull-Out: Conscience Clauses
HIV/AIDS
Human Genetics
Sample Case: Johnson v. Florida
Summary and Conclusion
References
Mental Health
Background
Civil Commitment
Pull-Out: Involuntary Commitment of Convicted Sex Offenders
The Rights to Receive and Refuse Treatment
Pull-Out: Mental Health Advance Directives
Competency to Stand Trial
The Insanity Defense
Sample Case: People v. Kurbegovic
Summary and Conclusion
References
Civil Liberties And Civil Rights
Legal Rights of Racial and Ethnic Minorities
Background
Pull-Out: Hate Crimes
The Equal Protection Clause
Rights in Employment
Rights in Housing
Rights in Education
Sample Case: Regents of the University of California v. Bakke
Summary and Conclusion
References
Legal Rights of Women
Background
Sex and the Equal Protection Clause
Rights in Employment
Rights in Education
Pull-Out: Single-sex education
Sample Case: Cleveland Board of Education v. LaFleur
Summary and Conclusion
References
Legal Rights of Sexual Minorities
Background
Sexual orientation and the Constitution
Rights in Employment
Legal Rights and Military Service
Marriage Equality
Pull-Out: LGBT Rights in a Global Context
Sample Case: Boy Scouts of America v. Dale
Summary and Conclusion
References
Legal Rights of Immigrants
Background
Pull-Out: the "Anchor Baby" Controversy
Immigration and the Equal Protection Clause
Access to Public Benefits
Rights in Employment
Detection, Detention, and Removal
Sample Case: Plyer v. Doe
Summary and Conclusion
References
Legal Rights of Students
Background
Freedom of Expression
Search and Seizure
School Discipline
Pull-Out: Disciplining Students with Disabilities
Special Education
Sample Case: Timothy W. v. Rochester
Summary and Conclusion
References
Appendices
Glossary of Terms
Amendments to the U.S. Constitution
Index
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