Title

Social Work & Corrections in the Progressive Era: What We Remember, What We Obscure

Published In

Journal of Progressive Human Services

Document Type

Citation

Publication Date

8-10-2022

Abstract

The social work profession in the US developed alongside and within the professionalization of policing and corrections. Social workers are credited as some of the earliest policewomen, probation officers, and juvenile correctional facility superintendents. Still, our professional relationship to corrections in Progressive Era US history is underexplored and uninterrogated. How does this entangled history escape most narratives of professionalized social work in the US? This integrative literature review explores the stories social work scholars tell about social work’s relationship(s) to corrections in the Progressive Era (1890–1930).

Rights

Copyright © 2022 Informa UK Limited

DOI

10.1080/10428232.2022.2109359

Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/38412

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