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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, Article 106849. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2024.106849

Sibling sexual behaviour (SSB) is an existing, but poorly defined, area of professional practice and an emerging research area. Much of the research conversations are focused on defining the issue and thinking about the treatment and management of pe... Read More about Developing a framework for the prevention of sibling sexual behaviour.

“Anything you say, will be used against you!” : The necessary place for creative expression and language as an outlet for young people, and the criminal act of criminalising them (2024)
Presentation / Conference
Sobers, S. (2024, March). “Anything you say, will be used against you!” : The necessary place for creative expression and language as an outlet for young people, and the criminal act of criminalising them. Presented at Violence Reduction Partnership 3rd Annual Conference: Music, Language & Social Media, Saltford

Keynote speech exploring the importance of nurturing and protecting creative spaces and opportunities for young people, and for that creativity to not become stigmatised and criminalised. Shared examples of how various forms of music, dance, film, an... Read More about “Anything you say, will be used against you!” : The necessary place for creative expression and language as an outlet for young people, and the criminal act of criminalising them.

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.

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.

What are the factors of parental incarceration that may increase risk of poor emotional and mental health in children of prisoners? (2023)
Journal Article
Matthew, T., de Viggiani, N., & Emma, P. (2023). What are the factors of parental incarceration that may increase risk of poor emotional and mental health in children of prisoners?. International Journal of Prisoner Health, 19(4), 724-742. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJPH-05-2022-0031

Purpose: Globally millions of children have a parent who is imprisoned. Research suggests that this has an adverse impact on the child and imprisonment of a parent is considered to be an adverse childhood experience (ACE). Parental incarceration will... Read More about What are the factors of parental incarceration that may increase risk of poor emotional and mental health in children of prisoners?.

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.

The social reuse of assets in Mafia-controlled territory in Italy (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Phillips, A. (2023, June). The social reuse of assets in Mafia-controlled territory in Italy. Paper presented at Due process or due proceeds? The future of confiscation., University of Queensland, Australia

Dealing with confiscated assets – The use of dirty money to support victims of crime

Sex estimation from virtual models: Exploring the potential of stereolithic (STL) 3D crania models for morphoscopic trait scoring (2023)
Journal Article
Robles, M., Carew, R. M., Rando, C., Nakhaeizadeh, S., & Morgan, R. M. (2023). Sex estimation from virtual models: Exploring the potential of stereolithic (STL) 3D crania models for morphoscopic trait scoring. Forensic Sciences Research, 8(2), 123-132. https://doi.org/10.1093/fsr/owad017

Modern computed tomography (CT) databases are becoming an accepted resource for the practice and development of identification methods in forensic anthropology. However, the utility of 3D models created using free and open-source visualization softwa... Read More about Sex estimation from virtual models: Exploring the potential of stereolithic (STL) 3D crania models for morphoscopic trait scoring.

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.

Challenges in policing financial crime (2022)
Book Chapter
Young, M. A., & Phillips, A. (2022). Challenges in policing financial crime. In B. Rider (Ed.), A Research Agenda for Financial Crime (89-104). Edward Elgar Publishing

Law enforcement efforts to disrupt financial crime rest on a myriad of crime control policies which are designed outside of the interests of enforcement bodies. Neglecting to recognize the lived experiences of frontline officers threatens the effecti... Read More about Challenges in policing financial crime.

‘An endlessly strange experience’: Experiences of media reporting on criminal courts during the Covid-19 pandemic (2022)
Report
Smith, T., Reardon, S., Keppel-Palmer, M., & Gross, B. (2022). ‘An endlessly strange experience’: Experiences of media reporting on criminal courts during the Covid-19 pandemic. University of the West of England

It is well established that the news media plays a pivotal role ‘in facilitating open justice’ by reporting on the proceedings of the courts. Following the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic and the shutting of physical court rooms in England and Wales i... Read More about ‘An endlessly strange experience’: Experiences of media reporting on criminal courts during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Neurodivergent defendants & the poor lawyer: How might defence lawyers adapt to their clients’ needs? (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Smith, T. (2022, June). Neurodivergent defendants & the poor lawyer: How might defence lawyers adapt to their clients’ needs?

Poor lawyering is arguably, at its core, a failure to be a good lawyer. One method of measuring ‘good’ lawyering is to assess how effectively lawyers discharge their professional duties (for example, acting in the best interests of a client). Whilst... Read More about Neurodivergent defendants & the poor lawyer: How might defence lawyers adapt to their clients’ needs?.

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.