"Written by leading experts in the field, this text explores the major topics and areas in contemporary social policy, including health and social care, housing, work, education, disability, crime and criminal justice, the welfare state and examines the socio-economic, political and governmental contexts within which social policy operates. "--
This thoroughly updated new edition provides a comprehensive introduction to contemporary social policy, and addresses its historical, theoretical and contextual foundations. Divided into four sections, it opens with a survey of the socio-economic, political and governmental contexts within which social policy operates, before moving on to look at the historical development of the subject. The third section examines contemporary aspects of providing welfare, whilst the final part covers European and wider international developments. The text explores the major topics and areas in contempora.
How does sociology make sense of contemporary social policy? How has social policy engaged in sociological debates and developments? In what ways are social policy researched and represented? This book is meant for undergraduate and postgraduate students of sociology, social policy, and the social sciences.
Providing a short and lively introduction for all students new to social policy, this text analyses how healthcare and education, jobs and money and even physical and emotional security are mediated through social policy
Crime and Social Policy provides an invaluable examination of the relationship between social policy and crime. It draws on recent empirical research to offer important insights into the impact of current social policy trends on the lives of offenders. Provides an invaluable examination of the critical relationship between social policy and crime managementIncludes illuminating case studies on the impact of social policies on offendersReviewscurrent social policy trends and their influence on crime causation, crime rates, and crime management>