Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/74293
Title: An exploratory study of different approaches between social work practice and correctional services in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Authors: Law, WFE 
Issue Date: 2017
Source: China journal of social work, 2017, v. 10, no. 1, p. 52-68
Abstract: This paper tries to explore the differences between social work and correctional services from the aspects of professional boundaries, concept, content, construct, context, approach, function, professional identity and relationship with service users. Through these, social workers will be informed what are the limitations of their service in a correctional environment, whilst for correctional officers, a better understanding of the philosophical stance of social services which may be helpful for them in discharging their dual role of law enforcer and social worker under the contemporary correctional policy stressing rehabilitation and reintegration of offenders.
Keywords: Correctional services
Philosophical stance
Social work
Values and approaches
Publisher: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Journal: China journal of social work 
ISSN: 1752-5098
EISSN: 1752-5101
DOI: 10.1080/17525098.2017.1300369
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