Crossing the Great Divide: Criminal Justice Content in Social Work Curriculum
United States incarceration rates are highest among the poor. Social workers advocate for and amplify the voices of those facing discrimination and oppression. As social policies increasingly fail to support people in need and pose sanctions upon disproportionate groups within our society, the relevancy of social work curricula will depend in part on the inclusion of criminal justice systems content. Students in social work programs require preparation to traverse these systems if they are to effectively advocate for vulnerable persons. This summer grant will be used to fully develop a research study to examine the current state of the inclusion of criminal justice content in social work education curricula.
Fein, Karen R. (2009). Crossing the Great Divide: Criminal Justice Content in Social Work Curriculum. CARS Summer Grants. Item 39.