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Applying complexity theory : whole systems approaches to criminal justice and social work

Author: Aaron Pycroft; Clemens Bartollas
Publisher: Bristol : Policy Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the first book to explore the application of complexity theory to difficult practice issues in criminal justice and social work and brings together experts in this emerging field to address  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Aaron Pycroft; Clemens Bartollas
ISBN: 9781447311409 144731140X
OCLC Number: 859584086
Description: xiii, 311 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Aaron Pycroft and Clemens Bartollas --
Complexity theory: an overview / Aaron Pycroft --
Risk, attractors and organisational behaviour / Paul Jennings --
Why do people commit crime? An integrated systems perspective / Matthew Robinson --
Complexity and the emergence of social work and criminal justice programmes / Michael Wolf-Branigin --
Child protection practice and complexity / Peter Hassett and Irene Stevens --
Youth justice: from linear risk paradigm to complexity / Stephen Case and Kevin Haines --
The Stephen Lawrence inquiry: a case study in policing and complexity / John G.D. Grieve --
Intersecting contexts of oppression within complex public systems / Charmaine McPherson and Elizabeth McGibbon --
Complexity theory, trans-disciplinary working and reflective practice / Fiona McDermott --
Probation practice and creativity in England and Wales: a complex system analysis / Aaron Pycroft --
Responding to domestic abuse: multi-agented systems, probation programmes and emergent outcomes / Sarah Lewis --
Complexity, law, and ethics: on drug addiction, natural recovery and the diagnostics of psychological jurisprudence / Bruce Arrigo and Christopher Williams --
Constituting the system: radical developments in post-Newtonian society / Clemens Bartollas --
Conclusion / Clemens Bartollas and Aaron Pycroft.
Responsibility: edited by Aaron Pycroft and Clemens Bartollas.

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"This book provides persuasive arguments for breaking away from the Newtonian paradigm of a linear, controllable world and working with the complexity of social systems" Professor Eileen Munro, Read more...

 
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