Bringing together messages from the literature on criminal justice social work and 'disjuncture': the importance of 'helping'

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    Abstract

    This paper considers messages from the literature on developments in Scottish criminal justice social work (CJSW), with a particular focus on the changing position and importance of social workers' helping/welfare work. Attention is then given to the literature on 'disjuncture' - a term used to define ethical stress experienced when one's value beliefs and behaviour are in conflict - again with a focus on 'helping'. The paper then synthesises these bodies of literature, asking whether there is still a place for criminal justice social workers to 'help' offenders, and the impact that the answer to this might have on workers' feelings of 'disjuncture'. Initial exploration of this question provides a clear rationale for further research.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)941-956
    Number of pages16
    JournalBritish Journal of Social Work
    Volume42
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

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