I am a 45 year old male who is returning to study after 30 years. I will be starting my Social Work degree next week. This book is ideal for students looking for a taste of social work. The book asks alot of difficult questions but provides reasoned argument to back up its opinion. The book is easy to read. It uses simple plain English. The chapter summaries are very useful to. I will reread chapters as I study. This a good book worthy of it subject. I did not agree with it all, reason for 4 stars, but that is the point.
Would recommend this for Social Work students. It was an interesting read and talked about the moral dilemmas which you might face. It also included exercises to further you knowledge and to understand your views which might conflict with the social work practice.