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Public Views About Reintegrating Child Sex Offenders via Circles of Support and Accountability (COSA): A Qualitative Analysis

Richards, Kelly; McCartan, Kieran

Authors

Kelly Richards



Abstract

© 2017 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. Circles of Support and Accountability (COSA) have recently become part of the criminal justice landscape. However, little has been documented on public views about COSA. The existing research on this topic is entirely quantitative, providing no insight into the reasons behind public support for COSA. This study addresses this gap by analyzing comments made on four online forums following the announcement of Australia’s first COSA program. Findings suggest that community education should focus on a number of key messages about COSA to harness public support for this program. Recommendations are made about the content and delivery of these messages.

Citation

Richards, K., & McCartan, K. (2018). Public Views About Reintegrating Child Sex Offenders via Circles of Support and Accountability (COSA): A Qualitative Analysis. Deviant Behavior, 39(3), 400-416. https://doi.org/10.1080/01639625.2017.1304800

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Feb 27, 2017
Publication Date Mar 4, 2018
Deposit Date Feb 27, 2017
Journal Deviant Behavior
Print ISSN 0163-9625
Electronic ISSN 1521-0456
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 39
Issue 3
Pages 400-416
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/01639625.2017.1304800
Keywords public, views, reintegrating, child, sex, offenders, Circles of Support and Accountability, COSA, qualitative, analysis
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/903153
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01639625.2017.1304800
Additional Information Additional Information : This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Deviant Behaviour on 27th February 2017, available online: <a style="text-decoration: underline;" href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01639625.2017.1304800." target="_blank">http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01639625.2017.1304800.</a>

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