Sociology for Social Workers and Probation Officers

Author(s): Viviene E. Cree

Social Work

Fully revised and updated throughout, this second edition examines sociology in relation to key areas of social work and probation practice, and includes two new chapters. It provides an introduction to sociological ideas and research and places them firmly into the context of actual social work practice.


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'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

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.

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

General Fields

  • : 9780415446228
  • : Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • : Routledge
  • : May 2010
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Viviene E. Cree
  • : Paperback
  • : 2nd Revised edition
  • : 301.024362
  • : 256
  • : 6 black & white tables