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To What Extent is Criminal Justice Content Specifically Addressed in MSW Programs in the United States?

Title: To What Extent is Criminal Justice Content Specifically Addressed in MSW Programs in the United States?.
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Name(s): Epperson, Matthew, author
Roberts, Leslie, author
Ivanoff, André Marie, author
Tripodi, Stephen, author
Gilmer, Christy, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2013
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This study examined the extent to which criminal justice content is addressed in all CSWE-accredited MSW programs in the United States (N = 192). Criminal justice content was measured in three areas: (1) dual or joint degree programs, (2) concentrations or specializations, and (3) coursework. Excluding social work and law classes, 22% of all MSW programs offered a course specific to criminal justice. Nine programs (5%) offered a concentration or specialization in criminal justice. Only 1% of MSW programs offered all three areas of criminal justice content. These findings indicate that opportunities for MSW students to explore interests in criminal justice are quite limited. Implications for the influence of the social work profession on criminal justice policy and practice are discussed.
Identifier: FSU_migr_csw_faculty_publications-0006 (IID), 10.1080/10437797.2013.755384 (DOI)
Keywords: criminal justice, masters of social work, graduate programs
Note: This is the peer-reviewed manuscript of the article as it was accepted for publication in the journal. The version of record can be found at http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10437797.2013.755384
Citation: Epperson, M., Roberts, L., Ivanoff, A., Tripodi, S. J., & Gilmer, C. (2013). To what extent is criminal justice content specifically addressed in MSW programs in the United States? Journal of Social Work Education, 49, 96-107.
Subject(s): Social sciences
Social service
Links: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10437797.2013.755384
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_csw_faculty_publications-0006
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: College of Social Work Faculty Publications.
Is Part Of: Journal of Social Work Education.
Issue: 1, 49

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Epperson, M., Roberts, L., Ivanoff, A. M., Tripodi, S., & Gilmer, C. (2013). To What Extent is Criminal Justice Content Specifically Addressed in MSW Programs in the United States? Journal Of Social Work Education. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10437797.2013.755384