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March 1993 | 288 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Social Problems and the Family links together themes and issues which lie at the heart of today's debates about "the family." Contributors consider some of the most controversial social issues confronting families--juvenile delinquency, mental health, poverty, old age, homelessness, and domestic violence. In examining each issue, they critically address key definitional issues, rigorously assess traditional and alternative theoretical perspectives, and comprehensively survey different modes of intervention. With its illuminating interdisciplinary approach, this volume is essential reading for students and practitioners in social work, social policy, mental health, and psychology.
 
Introduction
Sally Foreman and Rudi Dallos
Domestic Violence
Esther Saraga
The Abuse of Children
Rudi Dallos and David Boswell
Mental Health
John Baldock
Old Age
Eugene McLaughlin and John Muncie
Juvenile Delinquency
Allan Cochrane
The Problem of Poverty
Richard Skellington
Homelessness

`This clearly written and attractively presented book provides a succinct overview of contemporary social problems, with relevance well beyond the UK situation' - Family Matters

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Rudi Dallos

Eugene McLaughlin

Eugene McLaughlin is Professor of Criminology and co-director of the Centre for Crime and Justice Research. He is also a member of the Centre for Law Justice and Journalism. He completed his postgraduate criminology studies at the University of Cambridge and the University of Sheffield. Eugene has held various academic appointments including at the University of Hong Kong, the Open University and the University of Southampton. He has also been Visiting Professor at the Department of Sociology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, the Department of Communication Studies, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and Distinguished... More About Author