Social Work

We are one of the leading publishers in social work, covering all fields, from child and family social work, to mental health and clinical social work, to disability studies, to health and society and public policy.

Our books range from introductory textbooks, to advanced modular texts, to credible books for professionals, to high-level research monographs.

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21Series in Social Work

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834New Products

  • Sex Crime

    Sex offending and society, 3rd Edition

    By Terry Thomas

    Sex Crime, Third edition offers a comprehensive and integrative introduction to sex crime, written by an expert in the field. The third edition has been fully expanded and updated to include further coverage of a range of critical topics, including child sexual exploitation, child pornography,…

    Paperback – 2015-11-19

  • A Therapist's Guide to Child Development

    The Extraordinarily Normal Years

    Edited by Dee C. Ray

    A Therapist's Guide to Child Development gives therapists and counselors the basics they need to understand their clients in the context of development and to explain development to parents. The chapters take the reader through the various physical, social, and identity developments occurring at…

    Paperback – 2015-11-05

  • The Reflective Practice Guide

    An interdisciplinary approach to critical reflection

    By Barbara Bassot

    The Reflective Practice Guide supports all students for whom the process of reflecting on developing knowledge and skills is crucial to successful professional practice. It offers an accessible introduction to a wide range of theories and models that can help you engage more effectively in critical…

    Paperback – 2015-11-03


Routledge publish a diverse, international list of social work and related journals. We are proud to publish in association with prestigious societies and organisations, and of our record in launching innovative new journals in emerging areas, adding to our extensive list of well-established titles.

Visit the Social Work Hub on our Health & Social Care Arena for all the latest news from our journals.

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Marketing Contacts

Editorial Contacts

  • Samantha Barbaro, Editor, US

    Samantha Barbaro acquires books in the areas of sociology, social work, and women’s and gender studies. She focuses on text books as well as supplementary books for courses.

  • Emily Briggs, Editor for Social Science Research, Sociology, Criminology and Health Research
    Social Science Research

    Emily Briggs commissions research monographs, edited collections and Routledge Focus titles in the areas of sociology, criminology, and health and social care. She is responsible for publishing academically rigorous, ground-breaking research across all sub-disciplines in these areas, but has particular interest in the sociology of health and illness, disability studies, youth studies, ageing studies, victimology, crime and gender, emotion and society, and feminist and intersectional approaches.

  • Grace McInnes, Senior Editor, Health and Social Care

    Grace McInnes commissions books across nursing, midwifery, public health, health management, social work, social policy and the sociology of health and illness. She works on all product types from high level research monographs and handbooks to undergraduate textbooks and guides for professionals.


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