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Social Work Criminology

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What does your discipline have to offer to the field of criminology?
Social work is extremely resourceful and helpful in the field of criminology, mostly because social workers are usually involved one-on-one with individuals. Social work is involved with rehabilitation and preventing crime, for example a social worker could be working with at-risk youth, mental health patients, or with previous offenders to ensure that crimes aren’t committed. Social work is also present in all aspects of criminology, dealing with ensuring that crimes aren't committed in the first place, as well as making sure an offender doesn't re-commit a crime. Therefore, social work is involved before the initial crime is committed, and after the crime as a preventative
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