Essential Law for Social Workers

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Columbia University Press, Oct 6, 2003 - Social Science - 216 pages
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Contents

Knowledge for Practice
1
Legal Philosophy
17
3 The Development of the Law
39
4 The Practice of Law
58
Dissecting a Court Case
77
6 Protection of Individuals and the Preservation of Social Order
96
7 How Courts Make Legal Decisions About Peoples Lives
108
How the Law Provides Compensation for Injury and Deters Unsafe Practices
124
9 Contracts and Other Legal Issues in the Management of Social Work Practice
131
Legal Research
151
References
157
Cases and Laws Cited
167
Index
169
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Robert G. Madden is a professor of social work at Saint Joseph College and a consultant for the Children's Law Center. He is the author of Legal Issues in Social Work and Counseling and Mental Health.


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