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The integration of people convicted of a sexual offence into the community and their (risk) management

McCartan, Kieran; Richards, Kelly

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Kelly Richards



Abstract

Purpose of Review: We are reviewing recent research into the community integration of men convicted of a sexual offence and their (risk) management. This is a high-profile political issue that binds together research in psychology, criminology, politics, health, public health, and policy studies. The review will demonstrate that a multi-disciplinary, life course, EpiCrim-oriented approach is the most effective way of reducing re-offending and promoting desistance in this population. Recent Findings: Research demonstrates that life course development, especially from psychology and criminology, has an impact on whether people sexually offend or not. Therefore, to understand sexual offending behaviour, we need to look at the aetiology of said behaviour from a nature and a nurture perspective. Therefore, we need to use an Epidemiological Criminology (a marriage of Public Health and criminology) approach that works at all four stages of the Socio-Ecological Model (SEM) (individual, interrelationship, community, and societal). The research encourages a person first approach, that we look at Adverse Childhood Experiences and past trauma in the lives of men who sexually offend and use this, in conjunction with strength-based approaches, to inclusively integrate them into society. Summary: The prevention of sexual offending, both first time offending, and relapse prevention require a multi-level, multi-disciplinary approach. Successful desistance from sexual offending is as much about the community and society as it is about the individual.

Citation

McCartan, K., & Richards, K. (2021). The integration of people convicted of a sexual offence into the community and their (risk) management. Current Psychiatry Reports, 23(8), https://doi.org/10.1007/s11920-021-01258-4

Journal Article Type Review
Acceptance Date Apr 29, 2021
Online Publication Date Jul 1, 2021
Publication Date Jul 1, 2021
Deposit Date May 12, 2021
Publicly Available Date Jul 2, 2022
Journal Current Psychiatry Reports
Print ISSN 1523-3812
Electronic ISSN 1535-1645
Publisher Springer (part of Springer Nature)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 23
Issue 8
Article Number 52
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s11920-021-01258-4
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/7318823

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