Social Work case Analysis requires each student will be required to write a paper on a historical court case. Cases will be assigned to students unless the student gets special permission to do another case. The paper will consist of four main sections which may be used as APA heading within the paper. You note the “may” above because you are not required to use these as headings—it is only suggested. If you have a more intuitive way to include the same information, please feel free to do so as there is some overlap of information into different sections. Just make sure you do two things if you don’t use these heading: (1) Make sure that you cover the necessary content and (2) make certain that it is clear and logical. You probably will not want to include the subheadings underneath the main four heading, but you will want to make sure you cover all the bases of those subheadings as well. Those sections are outlined below:
CASE: Shapira, Commissioner of Welfare of Connecticut v. Thompson, 394 U.S. 618
- Court holding (decision): What did the court decide?
- Reasoning and analysis of the court: What was the court’s rationale?
- Dissension and reasons for dissent. Who on the court dissented and why?
- Case in Historical/Social Perspective:
- Historical impacts: How did this case impact people for the good or the bad after the ruling?
- Social justice implications: What social justice or diversity issues apply?
- Social work implication: How does this ruling impact the social work profession or even your future practice? Is this ruling consistent with social work values and ethics, neutral, or antithetical to those values?
This paper should be from 4—5 pages, not counting title page and references. You should include at least 6 references and use APA style.