Essential Law for Social Workers by Robert G. Madden

Essential Law for Social Workers

byRobert G. Madden

Kobo ebook | October 6, 2003

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-- Sandra Kopels

Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

School of Social Work

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.
Title:Essential Law for Social WorkersFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 6, 2003Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231508999

ISBN - 13:9780231508995

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Table of Contents

1. Why Social Workers Study the Law: Knowledge for Practice
Participation in the Legal System
The Nature of the Law
Learning About the Law
Inductive Reasoning: From Practice Problems to Legal Principles
2. Exploring Jurisprudence: Legal Philosophy
Legal Positivism
Schools of Legal Thought
3. The Development of the Law
Judicial, Legislative, and Administrative Processes
Comparing Criminal and Civil Law Procedures
The Structure of the Court System
Rules and Cases: Common Law Development
4. The Practice of Law
The Advocacy System and the Roles of Legal Professionals
Introduction to Legal Reasoning
Legal Knowledge for Social Workers
5. The Litigation Process: Dissecting a Court Case
The Stages of a Lawsuit or Criminal Trial
6. Protection of Individuals and the Preservation of Social Order
Constitutional Protections and American Values
Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure
Influencing Legal Policy
7. How Courts Make Legal Decisions About People's Lives
Balancing Legal Rights and Social Needs
The Process and Orientation of Family and Juvenile Courts
The Process and Orientation of Probate Court
Judicial Responses to Social Problems
8. Torts: How the Law Provides Compensation for Injury and Deters Unsafe Practices
Elements of Negligence and Malpractice Actions
Intentional Torts
Benefits to Social Work Practice
9. Contracts and Other Legal Issues in the Management of Social Work Practice
Basic Principles of Contract Law
Contracts with Clients: Informed Consent
Contracts with Managed-Care Organizations
Legal Issues in Agency Management
Legal Issues in the Business of a Private Practice
Appendix: Legal Research
Statutory Law
Case Law
Electronic Legal Research