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Translating the sexual abuse evidence base into effective policy and practice
Book Chapter
McCartan, K. (in press). Translating the sexual abuse evidence base into effective policy and practice. In K. Uzieblo, W. J. Smid, & K. McCartan (Eds.), Challenges in the Management of People Convicted of a Sexual Offence: A Way Forward. Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-80212-7

The development of policy, especially criminal justice policy, is often fraught and divisive with a plethora of short-term solutions to long-term problems. This chapter is going to discuss the challenges of policymaking in the arena of sexual offendi... Read More about Translating the sexual abuse evidence base into effective policy and practice.

Challenges in the Management of People Convicted of a Sexual Offence: A Way Forward
Book
Uzieblo, K., Smid, W. J., & McCartan, K. (Eds.). (in press). Challenges in the Management of People Convicted of a Sexual Offence: A Way Forward. Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-80212-7

This book provides an up-to-date analysis of major issues in the field of sexual abuse, both established and emerging, and asks how we can develop the most evidence-based, fit-for-purpose approach in responding to and preventing it. Sexual abuse is a... Read More about Challenges in the Management of People Convicted of a Sexual Offence: A Way Forward.

Definitions and social constructions of sex offenders
Book Chapter
Harrison, K., McCartan, K. F., & Manning, R. Definitions and social constructions of sex offenders. In K. Harrison (Ed.), Managing High-Risk Sex Offenders in the Community: risk management, treatment and social responsibilities, 3-17. Willan

This chapter discusses the complexity surrounding the social and cultural definitions of sexual abuse from a multi-disciplinary perspective.

Contemporary Sex Offender Risk Management, Volume II: Responses
Book
Kemshall, H., & McCartan, K. F. (2017). Contemporary Sex Offender Risk Management, Volume II: Responses. Palgrave Macmillan

This book, the second of two volumes edited by Kemshall and McCartan, focuses on responses to sexual offending, and how risk is used by policy makers, stakeholders, academics and practitioners to both construct and respond to unknown and known sex of... Read More about Contemporary Sex Offender Risk Management, Volume II: Responses.

Contemporary sex offender risk management, volume I: Perceptions
Book
McCartan, K. F., & Kemshall, H. (2017). Contemporary sex offender risk management, volume I: Perceptions. Palgrave Macmillan

This book, the first of two volumes edited by McCartan and Kemshall, focusses on perceptions of sexual offenders, and how risk is used by policy makers, stakeholders, academics and practitioners to both construct and respond to unknown and known sex... Read More about Contemporary sex offender risk management, volume I: Perceptions.

The troubled families programme: A process, impact and social return on investment analysis
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Hoggett, J., Ahmad, Y., Frost, E., Kimberlee, R., McCartan, K., & Solle, J. The troubled families programme: A process, impact and social return on investment analysis

This project was developed by a research team at the University of the West of England (UWE) under the direction of the Principal Investigator (PI) Dr. James Hoggett to evaluate aspects of a troubled families programme in the South West of England.... Read More about The troubled families programme: A process, impact and social return on investment analysis.