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Children and Armed Conflict  

Susan Mapp

The United Nations has defined six grave violations that occur in war that impact children: killing or maiming of children, recruitment or use of children as soldiers, sexual violence ... More

Children's Rights  

Karen M. Staller

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
Children's rights can refer to moral rights—basic human rights regardless of age or station—and legal rights, those awarded based on chronological age or level of maturity. They are ... More

Citizen Participation  

Donna Hardina

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Citizen participation is a process through which people served by government and nonprofit organizations can provide input about how these services are offered. Citizen participation is ... More

Civic Engagement  

Amanda Moore McBride

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
Civic engagement is the backbone of the social work profession. Through our civic mission, we have long organized and empowered citizens in common pursuits to address social, economic, and ... More

Civil Liberties  

Theodore J. Stein

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
Civil liberties refer to certain freedoms granted to all citizens. They have been established as bills of rights in the constitutions of such countries as the United States, ... More

Civil Rights  

William L. Pollard

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Apr 2008
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Civil rights are rooted in the English laws that tried to protect citizens from abuses by the state. As the United States matured as a democracy, so did its citizens. Since World War II, ... More

Civil Society  

Kristin M. Ferguson

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Apr 2008
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Considerable definitional vagueness exists regarding civil society, in part due to the concept's long history and multiple underlying schools of thought. Issues of multiculturalism and ... More

Community Organization  

Jacqueline Mondros and Lee Staples

The authors review the history of community organization, both within and outside social work, describe the various sociological and social psychological theories that inform organizing ... More

Consumer Rights  

Donald M. Linhorst

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
Consumers of health and mental health services are afforded numerous legal rights. Broad categories of rights include self-determination, access to health information, protections for ... More

Criminal Justice: Corrections  

C. Aaron McNeece

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
The United States has more than 7 million adults under correctional supervision, with more than 2 million incarcerated. The history and theories behind incarceration are described, along ... More

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