Criminology Explains School Bullying
Jeffrey W. Cohen and Robert A. Brooks
In this book, Robert A. Brooks and Jeffrey W. Cohen provide a concise, targeted overview of the major criminological theories to explain the phenomenon of school bullying, bringing to life what is often dense and confusing material with concrete case examples. Criminology Explains School Bullying is a valuable resource in criminology or juvenile delinquency classes, as well as special-topics classes on school violence, bullying, or the school-to-prison pipeline. Charts, critical thinking questions, and implications for practice and policy illuminate real-world applications, making this is a go-to book for teachers, students, and researchers interested in an empirically driven synthesis of criminological theory as it applies to school bullying.
How to Stop School Rampage Killing: Lessons from Averted Mass Shootings and Bombings
This book tackles the important question of how we can understand and learn from the school rampage killings that have been prevented. In the flood of recent accounts and analyses of deadly school rampage killings that plague society and inspire widespread public fear, very little attention has been given to the incidents that almost were. Building on Madfis’ previous book, The Risk of School Rampage: Assessing and Preventing Threats of School Violence (2014), this vital work addresses key gaps in school violence scholarship through the examination of averted school rampage incidents in the United States and advances existing knowledge through ground-breaking insights from the latest research on mass murder, violence prevention, bystander intervention, disciplinary policy, and threat assessment in school contexts. This empirical study utilizes in-depth interviews conducted with school and police officials (administrators, counselors, security guards, police officers, and teachers) directly involved in averting potential school rampages to explore the processes by which threats are assessed and school rampage plots are thwarted. Madfis finds that many common contemporary school violence prevention policies and practices are ineffective at preventing rampage attacks and may actually increase the likelihood of their occurrence. Rather than uncritically adopting such problematic approaches, Madfis argues that schools must model prevention practices upon what has proven successful in averting potentially deadly incidents.
Children of Incarcerated Parents: Challenges and Promise
Marian S. Harris and J. Mark Eddy
This book highlights the myriad factors that can impact the children of incarcerated parents. It is no secret that the United States continues to be the leading nation for the incarceration of men and women, and this this large prison population includes approximately 120,000 incarcerated mothers and 1.1 million incarcerated fathers. Incarceration of a parent is recognized as an ‘adverse childhood experience’, an acute or chronic situation that for most people is stressful and potentially traumatic. Children of incarcerated parents may experience other adverse childhood experiences such as poverty, homelessness, parental substance abuse and other mental health problems, and family violence. The chapters in this book document some of the challenges as well as some promising ways that can help parents and families begin to meet these challenges. It is our hope that the compendium of chapters presented in this book will be a resource for practitioners, policy makers, educators, researchers, and advocates in their work to ensure that the children of incarcerated parents, their caregivers, and their mothers and fathers, are provided the support they need to address the challenges they face during and after parental incarceration. This book was originally published as a special issue of Smith College Studies in Social Work.
Caught Up: Girls, Surveillance, and Wraparound Incarceration
From home, to school, to juvenile detention center, and back again. Follow the lives of fifty Latina girls living forty miles outside of Los Angeles, California, as they are inadvertently caught up in the schooltoprison pipeline. Their experiences in the connected programs between “El Valle” Juvenile Detention Center and “Legacy” Community School reveal the accelerated fusion of California schools and institutions of confinement. The girls participate in wellintentioned wraparound services designed to provide them with support at home, at school, and in the detention center. But these services may more closely resemble the phenomenon of wraparound incarceration, in which students, despite leaving the actual detention center, cannot escape the surveillance of formal detention, and are thereby slowly pushed away from traditional schooling and a productive life course.
Detaining the Immigrant Other: Global and Transnational Issues
Rich Furman, Douglas Epps, and Greg Lamphear
Detaining the Immigrant Other centers on the lived experiences of immigrants experiencing detention. Explores immigration detention in countries that have not often been previously explored, such as Malaysia, South Africa, Turkey and Indonesia. Features interdisciplinary scholars and research across the globe, from each continent. Presents comparative chapters focusing on macro issues related to immigration detention.
The Immigrant Other: Lived Experiences in a Transnational World
Rich Furman, Greg Lamphear, and Douglas Epps
The immigrants profiled in The Immigrant Other shed light on a system designed to dehumanize and disenfranchise them, and they describe the difficulty of finding shelter in an increasingly globalized and unsympathetic world. They include Muslims facing discrimination from both the "War on Terror" and the "War on Immigration," Latino day laborers, Filipino immigrants supporting themselves and their families back home, and Brazilian parents terrified of being separated from their naturalized children. Immigrants living in Spain, Australia, Greece, and Qatar are also represented, showcasing the similarities and differences in the treatment of immigrants worldwide. Each chapter in this anthology pairs a description of specific state, national, and transnational immigration laws and regulations with the testimony of individuals struggling to find legitimacy and sanctuary among them.
Sex Crimes: Transnational Problems and Global Perspectives
Alissa R. Ackerman and Rich Furman
Sex crimes, such as rape, child sexual abuse, and intimate partner violence, are increasingly transnational in nature, introducing unique crossborder and crosscultural challenges for police, the courts, and the law. Policy makers and practitioners are in need of a resource that explores the incidence, prosecution, and treatment of sexual crimes across different countries and cultures.
This book is the first to investigate all aspects of sexual crimes and the policy and management initiatives developed to address them from a transnational, global perspective. Introducing an array of new tools for reducing the prevalence and consequences of sex crimes, this volume brings together leading scholars in criminology, criminal justice, social work, and law to discuss topics ranging from sex trafficking and sex tourism to pornography, cyberstalking, and sexual abuse in the military and the Catholic church. Case studies track the reporting of these crimes, the methods used to interview victims and perpetrators, and the policies enacted to punish those involved.
Confronting School Bullying: Kids, Culture, and the Making of a Social Problem
Jeffrey Cohen and Robert A. Brooks
Is bullying an innocent part of growing up ... or a serious problem requiring largescale policy remedies? What is behind our rapidly changing perceptions of acceptable behavior? And when is the remedy worse than the problem? In their indepth view of school bullying, Jeffrey Cohen and Robert Brooks navigate between empirical evidence and breathless media accounts to make sense of ongoing debates and provide insights into the failure of punitive antibullying policies.
The Risk of School Rampage: Assessing and Preventing Threats of School Violence
Deadly school rampage shootings continue to plague society and inspire widespread fear, yet scant attention has been paid to averted incidents. Utilizing indepth interviews conducted with officials directly involved in averting potential school rampages, this book explores the processes by which threats are assessed and school rampage plots are averted. By examining these averted incidents, this work addresses problematic gaps in school violence scholarship and advances existing knowledge about mass murder, violence prevention, bystander intervention, threat assessment, and disciplinary policy in school contexts.
Racial Disproportionality in Child Welfare
Marian S. Harris
The number of children of color entering the child welfare system in the United States is disproportionately high. Not only are children of color removed from parental custody and placed in care more often than their white counterparts, but they also remain in care longer, receive fewer services, and have less contact with the caseworkers assigned to them.
This book identifies the practice and policy changes required to successfully address the unequal treatment of children of color in the child welfare system and their implications for social work education, caseworker training, and institutional change. It critiques many of the existing social welfare acts and policies in terms of their treatment of children of color, and it provides best practices for each decision point in the child welfare process and for cultural competency measures and training. The text offers extensive measurement instruments that agencies can use to assess and correct institutional racism. To improve social work education, the book includes several model syllabi for the curriculum, and to deepen the discipline's engagement with the issue of institutional racism, the text concludes with a discussion of future directions for research and policy.
An Experiential Approach to Group Work
Rich Furman, Kimberly Bender, and Diana Rowan
An Experiential Approach to Group Work is not your typical group work text! Using dozens of exercises that build practicetested skills, the authors' approach is in perfect step with CSWE's competencebased education requirements. The book is organized into three sections the first addresses stages of group practice, the second looks at major types of groups, and the final section looks at examples of group work practice with special populations. Features of the Second Edition: Expanded! Discussion of the theory of group process and dynamics; New! Content regarding Canadian, British, and Australian group work practices; New! Chapters on antioppressive practice, group work with immigrants, and macropractice group work; New! Content on the use and development of technology to aid group work; Contains customized exercises for each group work topic, designed to build the student and practitioner s skills for use in group work sessions; Special emphasis on how to bring individual sessions or groups to closure; Provides examples of group work in specialized settings: conflict resolution groups within elementary schools, pregnant teens, Latinos, and HIV/AIDS clients
African American Perspectives: Family Dynamics, Health Care Issues and the Role of Ethnic Identity
Marian S. Harris
This book contains a compelling collection of work that provides insight into many complexities encountered by contemporary African Americans. The editor introduces this diverse volume of work with a preface that provides background regarding African Americans that sets the stage for the wide range of topics explored in this powerful compendium of work that includes a demographic picture of African Americans.
This edited collection of original chapters by leading scholars from many disciplines and backgrounds brings together work that equally balances theoretical, research, and clinical papers. Each thought provoking chapter provides a wealth of indepth information for the reader. All of the chapters are unique and very interesting. The book is designed to be interdisciplinary in its appeal. This accessible and comprehensive volume is a great way to explore and expand one’s knowledge base about a broad range of issues that are pertinent to the lives of the 42 million people who are identified as African American in this country today.
The Criminalization of Immigration: Contexts and Consequences
Alissa R. Ackerman and Rich Furman
Immigration has become an increasingly popular topic often leading to passionate and powerful debate. The visceral emotions that stem from such debates transcends fact and paves the way for value conflicts over what it means to be an American. For most of our history, one of our most important narratives has been that we are a country that was built by and for immigrants. Indeed, the inscription on the Statue of Liberty reads, in part, ''Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.'' For many generations we welcomed new generations of immigrants who added new levels of richness and possibility to our nation. This certainly influenced U.S. policy on the handling of immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. Yet, at the same time, a coexisting argument threatened this discourse. In this story, America is a country for Americans, and is threatened by ''others''. While this part of the story is certainly not new, it has resurfaced in the wake of September 11th and, even more recently, has become a political tool utilized to serve the interests of those in power.
The Criminalization of Immigration: Contexts and Consequences explores these competing narratives and the consequences of criminalizing immigration in the United States and abroad. It examines the impact of national, state, and local legislation on the psychosocial well being of immigrants. The book explores key ways in which immigration is criminalized, and examines how the problematization of immigration becomes a political tool.
Overall, this book provides a complete examination of an issue that cuts through emotional value conflicts. It provides the facts and knowledge essential for a fair and balanced debate.
Research for Effective Social Work Practice: New Directions in Social Work
Jerry Finn and Judy L. Krysik
Very often research texts for social work students are dry, boring, and hard for students to relate to. Not this book. Nor do authors Judy L. Krysik and Jerry Finn shy away from teaching research skills that are actually interesting and useful to students interested in reallife social work practice. See Chapter 13 on writing in this book, for example, as well as Chapter 6 on qualitative research methods. Go to www.routledgesw.com/research to learn more. Five unique cases on the web teach students how to apply research issues and skills to a variety of different levels of social work intervention, and clients. See especially the new case RAINN based on the evaluation of a national hotline for rape and sexual abuse: This case focuses on research and ethical issues related to program evaluation.
Pastoral Misconduct: The American Black Church Examined
Janelle EliassonNannini and Anson Shupe
In the past, clergy malfeasance was mentioned only in passing by group members or adherents. The subject was invisible and those who studied it were often stigmatized as hostile to religion itself. Today clergy misconduct is acknowledged as a social problem with growing conceptual and theoretical implications.
In Pastoral Misconduct, Anson Shupe and Janelle M. EliassonNannini argue that the history and traditions of black pastoral leadership, coupled with the close identity of many black congregants with their pastor, congregation, and racial subculture, creates opportunity structures that facilitate predatory behavior. Familiarity and mutual identity frequently leads victims to drop their normal levels of wariness.
Major denominations and minor sects have been studied, but this unique study by Shupe and EliassonNannini pursues nuances of pastoral bad behavior in a new context. This book is not a tabloid treatment of the American black church. In fact, the black church becomes the vehicle for a major new sociological development: a theory of clergy misconduct in any minority religion.
Navigating Human Service Organizations: Essential Information for Thriving and Surviving in Agencies
Rich Furman and Margaret Gibelman
Since its very inception, social work has been considered an organizationally based profession, with the majority of its workforce employed within formal organizations. Whether in nonprofit, forprofit, or governmental agencies, the practical realities of human service organizations are a central element of professional social work. This book explores the climate and culture of these agencies and provides essential information for surviving and thriving in this setting. It prepares students for their future careers so they will feel empowered in their work and be able to fulfill their responsibilities toward organizational, community, and social change. Using reallife examples, the authors examine the internal structures of management, financing, and supervision and discuss common conflicts between agencies and professionals. The book s straightforward tone and practical advice make it an asset to anyone entering human service organizations.
This new edition contains updated examples, case studies, and references. It also contains valuable information on the effects of the recent financial crisis on human service organizations. Agencies now face increased caseloads and more complex social problems with fewer resources and less money. Understanding how these events have changed the nature of human service organizations will allow students to be better prepared for the work ahead of them.
Practical Tips for Publishing Scholarly Articles: Writing and Publishing in the Helping Professions
Rich Furman and Julie T. Kinn
Looking to publish your research but don t know exactly how? Dealing with procrastination or stress related to academic publishing? If you are feeling apprehensive about your writing or are becoming interested in publishing scholarly work, Practical Tips for Publishing Scholarly Articles is for you. Rich Furman and Julie T. Kinn have updated this fantastic resource with even more exercises and advice to help you through the writing and publishing process. Furman and Kinn guide readers through each step of publication from idea generation through structuring an article and journal selection to submission, revision, and collaboration.
Major Works in Criminology
Alissa R. Ackerman
Major Works in Criminology offers more than a textbook. This anthology provides the lower division, undergraduate student the opportunity to experience some of the great criminological readings. Most textbooks offer a glimpse of each individual theory, while upper division and graduate level anthologies are broad in their focus. Major Works in Criminology provides the reader the fundamental works from both the classical and positivist paradigms, while incorporating theoretical and applied readings. The student is provided the opportunity to delve into the essentials in the field firsthand.
Major Works in Criminology:
Introduces the undergraduate criminology student to the classic works in the field of criminology.
Provides the student with the original writings of the great academics of our field.
Fosters open debate about the positive and negative aspects of each piece.
Helps students understand very distinct criminological paradigms.
Promotes an appreciation for the academic minds that authored these pieces.
Social Work Practice With Men at Risk
Treating men as a culturally distinct group, Rich Furman integrates key conceptions of masculinity into culturally sensitive social work practice with men. Focusing on veterans, displaced workers, substance abusers, mental health consumers, and other groups that might be unlikely to seek help, Furman deftly explores the psychosocial development of men, along with the globalization of men's lives, alternative conceptions of masculinity, and special dynamics within male relationships.
Furman bolsters his conclusions with case studies and evidencebased interventions. His cuttingedge research merges four key social work theories and explores how they inform practice with mental health issues, compulsive disorders, addiction, and violence. By promoting gender equity and culturally competent practice with men, Furman bridges the gap between clinical and macro practice. Social Work Practice with Men at Risk is a crucial text for educators and practitioners hoping to pursue effective, farreaching interventions.
Social Work Practice with Latinos
Rich Furman and Nalini Negi
Latinos are now the largest ethnic minority population in the United States and still they encounter a great deal of misunderstanding, prejudice, and discrimination. Utilizing a strengthsbased perspective, Social Work Practice with Latinos addresses the unique needs of this diverse population.
Written by practitioners and scholars from many disciplines, this book discusses social issues of consequence to Latinos and specific strengths and risk factors of the Latino community. They then offer methods that utilize these strengths to ensure a culturallycompetent approach to practice with Latino populations. Each chapter is accompanied by key questions for personal and group reflection to facilitate discussion and understanding of these vital themes.
The editors have nearly three decades of combined experience working with Latino populations inside and outside the United States. Drawing on this experience, they integrate these varied perspectives to prepare students and practitioners for practice with this richly diverse community.
Transnational Social Work Practice
Nalini Negi and Rich Furman
A growing number of people & mdash;immigrants, refugees, asylumseekers, displaced individuals, and families & mdash;lead lives that transcend national boundaries. Often because of economic pressures, these individuals continually move through places, countries, and cultures, becoming exposed to unique risk and protective factors. Though migration itself has existed for centuries, the availability of fast and cheap transportation as well as today's sophisticated technologies and electronic communications have allowed transmigrants to develop transnational identities and relationships, as well as engage in transnational activities. Yet despite this new reality, social work has yet to establish the parameters of a transnational social work practice. In one of the first volumes to address social work practice with this emergent and often marginalized population, practitioners and scholars specializing in transnational issues develop a framework for transnational social work practice. They begin with the historical and environmental context of transnational practice and explore the psychosocial, economic, environmental, and political factors that affect atrisk and vulnerable transnational groups. They then detail practical strategies, supplemented with case examples, for working with transnational populations utilizing this population's existing strengths. They conclude with recommendations for incorporating transnational social work into the curriculum.
An Experiential Approach to Group Work
Rich Furman, Diana Rowan, and Kimberley Bender
This book is different from most group work books in its emphasis on practical skill building and experiential learning. In this book, students and practitioners will find dozens of exercises that build practicetested skills related to important aspects of group work practice. A benefit of this experiential, skillbased approach is that it meshes with the competencybased approach, which will likely become the standard for accreditation over the next several years.
Features: Organized into three parts which address stages of group practice, major types of groups, and examples of group work practice with special populations; Contains customized exercises for each group work topic, designed to build the student and practitioner s skills for use in group work sessions; Special emphasis on how to bring individual sessions or groups to closure; Provides examples of group work in specialized settings: conflict resolution groups within elementary schools, pregnant teens, Latinos, and HIV/AIDS clients.
Navigating Human Service Organizations
Margaret Gibelman and Rich Furman
Social workers switch jobs frequently at the beginning of their careers. This trend, Gibelman believes, may be partially caused by the gap between what practitioners learn in their professional education and what they experience on the job. The vast majority of social workers are employed in organizations, yet they have not been prepared for the realities of the workplace, for the challenges and frustrations of working within a structured environment. Drawing on her experience as a clinician, supervisor, educator, and manager, the author describes strategies to help practitioners improve their ability to work effectively within human service organizations. Navigating Human Service Organizations provides a whole new dimension to their understanding of their chosen career.
In-Home Assessment of Older Adults: An Interdisciplinary Approach
Charles A. Emlet, Jeffrey L. Crabtree, and Victoria Ann Condon
This useful resource is the result of the work and expertise of professionals from a variety of disciplines. Social work, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, nutrition, and speech pathology are all represented in this comprehensive text.
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