Forensic Social Work, second edition, authored by Professor George S. Leibowitz, Ph.D, LICSW, and Tina Maschi, Ph.D, has now published and examines psychosocial and legal issues across diverse populations and settings and includes the latest research and practices in forensic social work. Readers will learn to integrate socio-legal knowledge when working with diverse populations in a variety of settings. Noted interdisciplinary contributors review the most common forensic issues encountered in the field to better prepare readers to deal with the resulting financial, psychological, emotional, and legal ramifications. Using a human rights and social justice approach, the book demonstrates the use of a forensic lens when working with individuals, families, organizations, and communities who struggle with human rights and social justice issues. Each chapter features objectives, competencies, Voices from the Field, a summary, exercises, and additional resources.
Professor Leibowitz, teaches courses in mental health, trauma, substance abuse, and clinical practice. He is a licensed clinical social worker and was listed with the State of Colorado as a sex offense-specific treatment provider and evaluator. Dr. Leibowitz provides training and consultation to several agencies nationally involving risk of sexual harm cases. His research agenda includes developing etiological models of sexual aggression, trauma-informed practices with families and incarcerated populations, restorative justice, and assessment and interventions with juveniles who present with sexually harmful behavior. He has published articles in journals such as Trauma and Dissociation, Criminal Justice and Behavior, and Journal of Child Sexual Abuse.