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Applying complexity theory : Whole systems approaches to criminal justice and social work, edited by Aaron Pycroft and Clemens Bartollas

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Applying complexity theory : Whole systems approaches to criminal justice and social work
Title
Applying complexity theory
Title remainder
Whole systems approaches to criminal justice and social work
Statement of responsibility
edited by Aaron Pycroft and Clemens Bartollas
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
Approaches based around complexity theory are increasingly being used in the study of organisations and the delivery of services. This is the first book to explore the application of complexity theory to difficult practice issues in criminal justice and social work and is intended to stimulate debate. It brings together experts in this emerging field to address complexity theory from a range of perspectives (positivist, realist, and constructivist), providing a detailed but accessible discussion of the key issues to whole systems approaches
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IDEBK
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Pycroft, Aaron
  • Bartollas, Clemens
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  • Social sciences
  • Complexity (Philosophy)
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Complexity (Philosophy)
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Social sciences
  • Samhällsvetenskaplig forskning
  • Personlighetspsykologi
  • Rättsväsen
  • Rättsväsen
Label
Applying complexity theory : Whole systems approaches to criminal justice and social work, edited by Aaron Pycroft and Clemens Bartollas
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • APPLYING COMPLEXITY THEORY -- Contents -- List of tables and figures -- Tables -- Figures -- Notes on contributors -- Introduction -- Acknowledgements and thanks -- 1. Complexity theory: an overview -- Introduction -- The mathematical background to complexity -- Chaos -- The clockwork universe and the positivist tradition -- Positivism and human agency -- Differences between complex and complicated -- Complex adaptive systems -- A recapping of complex adaptive systems -- Positivism, cellular automata and rule-based complexity -- Post-positivism (realism) -- Constructivism (postmodernism) -- Quantum mechanics -- Conclusion -- 2. Risk, attractors and organisational behaviour -- 3. Why do people commit crime? An integrated systems perspective -- Introduction -- Integrated Systems Theory: the main argument -- Integrated Systems Theory: major propositions -- Integrated Systems Theory: a restatement -- Integrated Systems Theory: developmental aspects -- What is unique about Integrated Systems Theory? -- Examples of complexity and crime -- Conclusions -- 4. Complexity and the emergence of social work and criminal justice programmes -- The four states of systems -- Components of complex systems -- Innovation, maintenance and evaluation -- Considerations for social programmes -- 5. Child protection practice and complexity -- Introduction -- The development of child protection practice as a linear process -- The role of complexity theory in understanding child protection -- Case example -- Discussion -- Conclusion -- 6. Youth justice: from linear risk paradigm to complexity -- The hegemony of positivist criminology -- The rise and dominance of risk-based youth justice in England and Wales -- The complexity critique: fractal youth justice -- The complexity critique: sensitive dependence on initial conditions
  • The complexity critique: unfractal measurement and insensitive analysis -- The complexity critique: where next? -- Conclusion: complex and contextualised youth justice -- 7. The Stephen Lawrence Inquiry: a case study in policing and complexity -- Introduction -- The Metropolitan Police Service as a complex adaptive system -- The Stephen Lawrence Public Inquiry -- Analysis -- Conclusions -- 8. Intersecting contexts of oppression within complex public systems -- Linking structural oppression to inequities in overall well-being -- Understanding the issue using intersectionality theory -- Blending intersectionality and complexity science to understand and address issues of oppression -- Pulling it all together: case study -- Issues for continued debate -- 9. Complexity theory, trans-disciplinary working and reflective practice -- The real world of the practitioner -- Complexity, health systems and risk -- How to think about complex situations -- Complexity and risk -- What to do about complexity: the transdisciplinary perspective -- How does the multidisciplinary team problem-solve -- Trans-disciplinary working -- A model of reflection-in/on-practice -- A 'new' human service practitioner? -- Conclusion -- 10. Probation practice and creativity in England and Wales: a complex systems analysis -- Introduction -- The policy context -- Organisational complexity -- Organisational creativity: a case study3 -- Practitioner creativity -- Challenges for probation staff -- Conclusion -- 11. Responding to domestic abuse: multi-agented systems, probation programmes and emergent outcomes -- Challenging the assumption of homogeneity -- Multi-agented systems and a whole-systems perspective -- Adaptation and co-evolution within the system -- Reducing complexity through non-bureaucratic relationships -- Conclusion
  • 12. Complexity, law and ethics: on drug addiction, natural recovery and the diagnostics of psychological jurisprudence -- Introduction: the complexity of drug addiction -- The human project: the science of complexity, adaptability and self-organisation -- Psychological jurisprudence: the diagnostics of drug treatment and the conditions of spontaneous recovery -- Integrating the science of complexity and the diagnostics of psychological jurisprudence: the case of drug dependency -- Drug addiction, treatment and recovery: substance abuse, mental health and criminal justice system policy reform -- Conclusion -- 13. Constituting the system: radical developments in post-Newtonian society -- Introduction -- The Copenhagen Interpretation of quantum mechanics -- Quantum mechanics, societal change and criminological theories -- Quantum theory, religious belief and radical criminology -- Conclusion -- Conclusion -- Teaching complexity -- Researching complexity -- Useful further resources -- Index
Control code
ocn881035193
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781447311416
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1gj5t22
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)881035193
Label
Applying complexity theory : Whole systems approaches to criminal justice and social work, edited by Aaron Pycroft and Clemens Bartollas
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • APPLYING COMPLEXITY THEORY -- Contents -- List of tables and figures -- Tables -- Figures -- Notes on contributors -- Introduction -- Acknowledgements and thanks -- 1. Complexity theory: an overview -- Introduction -- The mathematical background to complexity -- Chaos -- The clockwork universe and the positivist tradition -- Positivism and human agency -- Differences between complex and complicated -- Complex adaptive systems -- A recapping of complex adaptive systems -- Positivism, cellular automata and rule-based complexity -- Post-positivism (realism) -- Constructivism (postmodernism) -- Quantum mechanics -- Conclusion -- 2. Risk, attractors and organisational behaviour -- 3. Why do people commit crime? An integrated systems perspective -- Introduction -- Integrated Systems Theory: the main argument -- Integrated Systems Theory: major propositions -- Integrated Systems Theory: a restatement -- Integrated Systems Theory: developmental aspects -- What is unique about Integrated Systems Theory? -- Examples of complexity and crime -- Conclusions -- 4. Complexity and the emergence of social work and criminal justice programmes -- The four states of systems -- Components of complex systems -- Innovation, maintenance and evaluation -- Considerations for social programmes -- 5. Child protection practice and complexity -- Introduction -- The development of child protection practice as a linear process -- The role of complexity theory in understanding child protection -- Case example -- Discussion -- Conclusion -- 6. Youth justice: from linear risk paradigm to complexity -- The hegemony of positivist criminology -- The rise and dominance of risk-based youth justice in England and Wales -- The complexity critique: fractal youth justice -- The complexity critique: sensitive dependence on initial conditions
  • The complexity critique: unfractal measurement and insensitive analysis -- The complexity critique: where next? -- Conclusion: complex and contextualised youth justice -- 7. The Stephen Lawrence Inquiry: a case study in policing and complexity -- Introduction -- The Metropolitan Police Service as a complex adaptive system -- The Stephen Lawrence Public Inquiry -- Analysis -- Conclusions -- 8. Intersecting contexts of oppression within complex public systems -- Linking structural oppression to inequities in overall well-being -- Understanding the issue using intersectionality theory -- Blending intersectionality and complexity science to understand and address issues of oppression -- Pulling it all together: case study -- Issues for continued debate -- 9. Complexity theory, trans-disciplinary working and reflective practice -- The real world of the practitioner -- Complexity, health systems and risk -- How to think about complex situations -- Complexity and risk -- What to do about complexity: the transdisciplinary perspective -- How does the multidisciplinary team problem-solve -- Trans-disciplinary working -- A model of reflection-in/on-practice -- A 'new' human service practitioner? -- Conclusion -- 10. Probation practice and creativity in England and Wales: a complex systems analysis -- Introduction -- The policy context -- Organisational complexity -- Organisational creativity: a case study3 -- Practitioner creativity -- Challenges for probation staff -- Conclusion -- 11. Responding to domestic abuse: multi-agented systems, probation programmes and emergent outcomes -- Challenging the assumption of homogeneity -- Multi-agented systems and a whole-systems perspective -- Adaptation and co-evolution within the system -- Reducing complexity through non-bureaucratic relationships -- Conclusion
  • 12. Complexity, law and ethics: on drug addiction, natural recovery and the diagnostics of psychological jurisprudence -- Introduction: the complexity of drug addiction -- The human project: the science of complexity, adaptability and self-organisation -- Psychological jurisprudence: the diagnostics of drug treatment and the conditions of spontaneous recovery -- Integrating the science of complexity and the diagnostics of psychological jurisprudence: the case of drug dependency -- Drug addiction, treatment and recovery: substance abuse, mental health and criminal justice system policy reform -- Conclusion -- 13. Constituting the system: radical developments in post-Newtonian society -- Introduction -- The Copenhagen Interpretation of quantum mechanics -- Quantum mechanics, societal change and criminological theories -- Quantum theory, religious belief and radical criminology -- Conclusion -- Conclusion -- Teaching complexity -- Researching complexity -- Useful further resources -- Index
Control code
ocn881035193
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781447311416
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1gj5t22
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)881035193

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