The Social Worker and Forensic Social Work

  • Sana Loue


This chapter examines the diverse understandings of forensic social work, the various mechanisms through which social workers engage with the legal system, and, in particular, the growing role of the social worker as an expert witness in legal proceedings. The roles of the social worker in the development of legislation and in advocacy for criminal defendants are also discussed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sana Loue
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  1. 1.School of Medicine, Department of BioethicsCase Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA

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