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Clinical SW Forensic Settings
SW529: Clinical Social Work in Forensic Settings This semester long course will focus on working with the increasing number of individuals incarcerated and impacted by the criminal justice system. We will focus on issues that arise within the practice of forensic social work in correctional settings (jails, prisons, probation and parole departments, and the court system) and will consider what it means to work within a host environment while continuing to uphold social work values. We will discuss and identify the ways in which institutional racism and classicism impact incarcerated individuals and identify interventions and skills used to work with specific populations including: people living with mental illness, women, individuals who have committed a sexual offense, those experiencing an addiction to drugs or alcohol, youth, and those diagnosed with psychopathy. Finally we will discuss and identify additional methods of dealing with offenses by exploring options such as restorative justice and community based reparations. Prerequisite: SW421B. This course meets the requirement for a clinical practice elective.
- Course number: SW-529
- Credits: 3.00
- Academic Level: Graduate
- Currently Offered: Yes
- Course Type: Lecture