Assessment is a core component of social work. Since first publication, Assessment in Social Work has provided students and practitioners with a clear overview of the complex issues they face and a ma..
Many tens of thousands of mental health and health care professionals have used this essential book--now significantly revised with 70% new content reflecting important advances in the field--to devel..
This thoroughly revised and updated second edition of Child and Family Assessment in Social Work Practice is an essential guide for social work students and practitioners involved in the assessment of..
More than ten years on from its original publication, Concepts of the Self still mesmerizes with its insight, comprehensiveness and critique of debates over the self in the social sciences and humani..
Praise for the first edition: "The content of the book is excellent...The strength lies in its detailed application of ideas to practice. The use of the case material to illustrate application is exce..
Crime and Criminology is an introduction to the causes of crime. The sixth edition explores the key theories to try and explain criminal behaviour in society, providing students with the opportunity t..
Criminology is a discipline that is constituted by its subject matter rather than being bound by an agreed set of concepts or way of thinking. This fully updated third edition of Criminology: The Basi..
Social work is a discipline committed to social justice and human rights, and to improving the well-being of individuals, families, communities and societies. But the world is changing, with environme..
Providing a comprehensive and critical examination of the complex issues involved in the management and organisational contexts of social work practice, this book will help readers to: - Critically ev..
Practice Skills in Social Work and Welfare has established itself as the essential text to prepare students for the wide-ranging challenges they will face in today's human service sector. This new thi..
Social science departments, both nationally and internationally, market boundless career destinations for their graduates but fail to identify the pathways to these lucrative destinations, and appear ..
This lively textbook integrates theory and methodology into the study of social movements, and includes contemporary case studies to engage students and encourage them to apply theories critically. A ..
How do we make sense of Aotearoa New Zealand's diverse and changing society? This book introduces readers to the range of theories, approaches and techniques that we will need to understand this count..
There is an increasing emphasis on post-qualifying training for social workers, especially in the complex and demanding area of working with children and families. This essential textbook is especiall..
Social workers are constantly making decisions under pressure. How do policy, law, research and theory influence what they do? This important book provides the answers with a crystal-clear map of the ..
Social Work: Contexts and Practice is a practical introduction to the issues currently faced in social work practice. Thoroughly revised to provide students with the practical skills they need to work..
Social workers draw on a variety of theoretical perspectives to inform their practice and understand the diverse settings in which they work. Social Work: From Theory to Practice explores practice the..
Society and the Environment examines today's environmental controversies within a socio-organizational context. After outlining the contours of 'pragmatic environmentalism', Carolan considers the pres..
Sociology in Todays World explores why sociology is important and relevant to everyday life. It teaches students how to think sociologically, not just what to think, and shows how sociology can help u..
Achieving a sustainable society is the biggest issue of our time. It is not an issue confined to a particular subject area or to certain jobs. It is a way of thinking and behaving that will need to be..
Working with Families: Strengths-based approaches by Jackie Sanders and Robyn Munford is written with both the student of social and community work and the practising social and community worker in mi..
The fourth edition of Youth and Society remains the most comprehensive and accessible textbook on the sociology of youth. Led by an expert author team, the text takes a holistic approach to the concep..