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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.

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.

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.

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.