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Working with women associated with bikie gangs: Practice dilemmas

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Much has been written about bikie gangs, but there is little about the women and children who are part of gang life. The present paper describes domestic violence agency social workers’ ethical practice dilemmas when assisting women who have left bikie gangs to search for a new, safer lifestyle away from the gang culture of drug use and violence, in particular sexual violence. The paper concludes with a discussion of the ethical processes and issues in resolving such practice dilemmas. © 2006, Australian Association of Social Workers.

Publication Date


  • 2006

Citation


  • Cooper, L., & Bowden, M. (2006). Working with women associated with bikie gangs: Practice dilemmas. Australian Social Work, 59(3), 301-313. doi:10.1080/03124070600833246

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85045163269

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 301

End Page


  • 313

Volume


  • 59

Issue


  • 3

Abstract


  • Much has been written about bikie gangs, but there is little about the women and children who are part of gang life. The present paper describes domestic violence agency social workers’ ethical practice dilemmas when assisting women who have left bikie gangs to search for a new, safer lifestyle away from the gang culture of drug use and violence, in particular sexual violence. The paper concludes with a discussion of the ethical processes and issues in resolving such practice dilemmas. © 2006, Australian Association of Social Workers.

Publication Date


  • 2006

Citation


  • Cooper, L., & Bowden, M. (2006). Working with women associated with bikie gangs: Practice dilemmas. Australian Social Work, 59(3), 301-313. doi:10.1080/03124070600833246

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85045163269

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 301

End Page


  • 313

Volume


  • 59

Issue


  • 3