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SOCW 5371. FORENSIC SOCIAL WORK. 3 Hours.

This course develops the understanding of the role of social workers with clients within the criminal justice system and the legal system. This course will focus on theory, intervention, and advocacy with diverse forensic populations including juveniles, adults, people accused of crimes, victims of crimes, and related systems. Forensic practice in family and social services, juvenile justice and criminal justice, child welfare, and mental health and substance abuse will be explored. This course assumes a justice oriented multisystems and interdisciplinary approach. Also offered as SOCW 4329 in the BSW program. Prerequisites: SOCW 5301, SOCW 5307, and SOCW 5304.