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Developing a framework for the prevention of sibling sexual behaviour (2024)
Journal Article
McCartan, K., & King-Hill, S. (in press). Developing a framework for the prevention of sibling sexual behaviour. Child Abuse and Neglect,

Background: Sibling sexual behaviour (SSB) is an existing, but difficult to define, area of professional practice and an emerging contemporary research area. Much of the research conversations are focused on defining the issue and thinking about the... Read More about Developing a framework for the prevention of sibling sexual behaviour.

Issues, challenges and opportunities for trauma-informed practice (2023)
Report
Senker, S., Eason, A., pawson, C., & McCartan, K. (2023). Issues, challenges and opportunities for trauma-informed practice. HMI Probation

This report was kindly produced by Dr Sarah Senker, Dr Anne Eason, Dr Chris Pawson and Professor Kieran McCartan, building upon previous Academic Insights papers and highlighting some of the key issues, challenges and opportunities for trauma-informe... Read More about Issues, challenges and opportunities for trauma-informed practice.

Sekundärprävention der Nutzung von Kindesmissbrauchsabbildungen im Internet: Ein internationaler Überblicksversuch (2023)
Journal Article
Merdian, H. L., Allardyce, S., DeBoeck, M., Gannon, C., Janssen, E., Klapilova, K., …Lehmann, R. (2023). Sekundärprävention der Nutzung von Kindesmissbrauchsabbildungen im Internet: Ein internationaler Überblicksversuch. Forensische Psychiatrie, Psychologie, Kriminologie, 17(4), 377-388. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11757-023-00796-2

Prevention of the consumption of online child sexual exploitation material presents society with ahost of new challenges and is apriority of the European Union (EU). Alongside the identification and prosecution of individuals who use child sexual exp... Read More about Sekundärprävention der Nutzung von Kindesmissbrauchsabbildungen im Internet: Ein internationaler Überblicksversuch.

Technical considerations for the developments of (child) sex offender registries (2023)
Report
McCartan, K., Constant, S., & Beg, Z. (2023). Technical considerations for the developments of (child) sex offender registries. ECPAT International

The aim of this document is NOT to support or proscribe the use of a sex offender registry, but rather it is to suggest points of consideration for countries contemplating developing or reviewing their own registry. The development, rollout, and main... Read More about Technical considerations for the developments of (child) sex offender registries.

Sibling sexual abuse: A form of family dysfunction as opposed to individualised behaviour (2023)
Journal Article
McCartan, K., King-Hill, S., & Gilsenan, A. (2023). Sibling sexual abuse: A form of family dysfunction as opposed to individualised behaviour. Journal of Sexual Aggression, 29(3), 427-439. https://doi.org/10.1080/13552600.2023.2258928

This paper presents a reconsideration and more in-depth discussion part of some the findings of the Home Office funded Sibling Sexual Abuse (SSA) project (King-Hill et al, 2023). The focus of the paper on the role of family systems, especially dysfun... Read More about Sibling sexual abuse: A form of family dysfunction as opposed to individualised behaviour.

Professional responses to sibling sexual abuse (2023)
Journal Article
King-Hill, S., Gilsenan, A., & McCartan, K. (2023). Professional responses to sibling sexual abuse. Journal of Sexual Aggression, 29(3), 359-373. https://doi.org/10.1080/13552600.2023.2241482

Professional confidence and knowledge are essential in effectively responding to sibling sexual abuse (SSA). If professionals do not have knowledge of the area and confidence in their skills to deliver effective support, then there could be negative... Read More about Professional responses to sibling sexual abuse.

The impact of COVID-19 on circles of support and accountability: Process, impact, and legacy (2023)
Book Chapter
McCartan, K., Wilson, R., & Kitson-Boyce, R. (2023). The impact of COVID-19 on circles of support and accountability: Process, impact, and legacy. In Covid-19 and Criminal Justice: Impact and Legacy in England and Wales. London: Routledge

COVID-19 has affected the risk management and community integration of people convicted of a sexual offense and has particularly impacted the work of Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA). This chapter will focus on empirical research conducte... Read More about The impact of COVID-19 on circles of support and accountability: Process, impact, and legacy.

Ethics and considering the risks of de-sensitization (2023)
Book Chapter
McCartan, K. (2023). Ethics and considering the risks of de-sensitization. In A. Eason (Ed.), The Police Officers Guide to Academic Research (73-89). United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-19286-9_5

Ethical practice is nothing new for those who work in the criminal justice sector and policing has its own Code of Ethics within which police practice is framed. The ethical practices required by social researchers are of similar ilk, ensuring the re... Read More about Ethics and considering the risks of de-sensitization.

Introduction (2023)
Book Chapter
Eason, A., & McCartan, K. (2023). Introduction. In A. Eason (Ed.), The Police Officers Guide to Academic Research (1-10). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-19286-9_1

In this introduction to the book, some context to the authors is provided, their experience and positioning within the framework of policing, the College of Policing PEQF and its growing relationship with higher education and the academic arena. Each... Read More about Introduction.

Incorporating quaternary prevention: Understanding the full scope of public health practices in sexual abuse prevention (2021)
Journal Article
McCartan, K., & Kemshall, H. (2023). Incorporating quaternary prevention: Understanding the full scope of public health practices in sexual abuse prevention. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 67(2–3), 224–246. https://doi.org/10.1177/0306624X211049204

This discussion piece argues for a refinement in our understanding of prevention in sexual abuse, suggesting that we include quaternary prevention on the grounds that this concept from medical literature has potential and helpful application to crimi... Read More about Incorporating quaternary prevention: Understanding the full scope of public health practices in sexual abuse prevention.

The impact of COVID-19 on circles of support and accountability (2020)
Report
McCartan, K., Höing, M., Taylor, R., Kitson-Boyce, R., Rossoni, I., Hoogeveen, C., …Wilson, R. (2020). The impact of COVID-19 on circles of support and accountability. Circles Europe

This research looks to investigate the impact that COVID-19, mainly social distancing and remote working, has had on CoSA provision and providers in Europe, the USA, and Canada and the potential impact of the pandemic on Circle processes moving forwa... Read More about The impact of COVID-19 on circles of support and accountability.

Evaluation of trauma informed training commissioned by Avon and Somerset Violence Reduction Unit and its Trauma informed Approaches steering group
Report
McCartan, K., Pawson, C., Eason, A., & Curtis, B. Evaluation of trauma informed training commissioned by Avon and Somerset Violence Reduction Unit and its Trauma informed Approaches steering group. Avon and Somerset Violence Reduction Unit

Avon and Somerset OPCC & Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) Hub commissioned this evaluation research to understand the training delivered through 2022. Rockpool was commissioned to produce 4 training courses (Working with Trauma; Creating a Trauma Inform... Read More about Evaluation of trauma informed training commissioned by Avon and Somerset Violence Reduction Unit and its Trauma informed Approaches steering group.