ERIC Number: EJ1012036
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
To What Extent Is Criminal Justice Content Specifically Addressed in MSW Programs?
Epperson, Matthew W.; Roberts, Leslie E.; Ivanoff, Andre; Tripodi, Stephen J.; Gilmer, Christy N.
Journal of Social Work Education, v49 n1 p96-107 2013
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. (Contains 4 tables.)
Descriptors: Correctional Rehabilitation, Social Work, Course Content, Curriculum Evaluation, Course Evaluation, Graduate Study, Web Sites, Content Analysis, Mail Surveys, Specialization, Institutional Characteristics
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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