Applying Complexity Theory: Whole Systems Approaches to Criminal Justice and Social Work

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Applying Complexity Theory: Whole Systems Approaches to Criminal Justice and Social Work

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Complexity theory—which examines the dynamic interactions of parts in a system—has increasingly been used to study human organizations. This is the first book to explore its application to professions in criminal justice and social work. It brings together experts in this emerging theoretical field from a range of different perspectives, providing detailed but accessible discussions of the key issues at hand, including the nature of complex adaptive systems, their application to service delivery, and the efficacy and ethics of criminal justice and social work interventions. Together the contributors demonstrate the usefulness of complexity theory in addressing some of our most significant and intractable social problems. -- Provided by publisher

Keywords

Social sciences -- Research; Complexity (Philosophy); Criminal justice, Administration of;

Document Type

Book

ISBN

9781447311409

Publication Date

2014

Publisher

Policy Press

City

Bristol

Department

Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology

Comments

Aaron Pycroft (Editor)

Clemens Bartollas (Editor)

Object Description

xiii, 311 p. : illustrations ; 24 cm

Language

EN

Applying Complexity Theory: Whole Systems Approaches to Criminal Justice and Social Work

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