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The impact of COVID-19 on circles of support and accountability (2021)
Journal Article
Kitson-Boyce, R., Wilson, R. J., McCartan, K., Höing, M., Taylor, R., & Rossoni, I. (2021). The impact of COVID-19 on circles of support and accountability. Early Career Academics Network Bulletin, 46, 29-38

2020 has seen significant challenges to social engagement broadly due to the COVID19 pandemic, including social distancing, stay-at-home orders and lockdowns. These precautions have challenged the ability of CoSA (Circles of Support and Accountabilit... Read More about The impact of COVID-19 on circles of support and accountability.

The impact of COVID-19 on circles of support and accountability (2020)
Report
McCartan, K., Höing, M., Taylor, R., Kitson-Boyce, R., Rossoni, I., Hoogeveen, C., …Wilson, R. (2020). The impact of COVID-19 on circles of support and accountability. Circles Europe

This research looks to investigate the impact that COVID-19, mainly social distancing and remote working, has had on CoSA provision and providers in Europe, the USA, and Canada and the potential impact of the pandemic on Circle processes moving forwa... Read More about The impact of COVID-19 on circles of support and accountability.

The potential role of recovery capital in stopping sexual offending: Lessons from circles of support and accountability to enrich practice (2020)
Journal Article
Mccartan, K., & Kemshall, H. (2020). The potential role of recovery capital in stopping sexual offending: Lessons from circles of support and accountability to enrich practice. Irish Probation Journal, 17, 87-106

The rehabilitation and reintegration of people who have committed sexual offences presents significant challenges. Current research and practice on desistance from offending behaviour discusses a harm reduction journey that is more multifaceted than... Read More about The potential role of recovery capital in stopping sexual offending: Lessons from circles of support and accountability to enrich practice.

Community dynamic risk management of persons who have sexually offended (2020)
Book Chapter
Wilson, R. J., Sandler, J. C., & McCartan, K. (2020). Community dynamic risk management of persons who have sexually offended. In J. Proulx, F. Cortoni, L. A. Craig, & E. J. Letourneau (Eds.), The Wiley Handbook on What Works with Sexual Offenders: Contemporary Perspectives in Theory, Assessment, Treatment and Prevention (247-263). Wiley. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119439325.ch14

This chapter focuses on the dynamic risk management of individuals convicted of sexual offenses. We will begin by reviewing public perceptions of sexual violence, because how citizens feel about their safety often drives political and legislative age... Read More about Community dynamic risk management of persons who have sexually offended.

International approaches to the management of perpetrators of sexual harm policy: Preventative, practical, or political? (2020)
Book Chapter
McCartan, K., & Gotch, K. (2020). International approaches to the management of perpetrators of sexual harm policy: Preventative, practical, or political?. In J. Proulx, F. Cortoni, L. A. Craig, & E. J. Letourneau (Eds.), The Wiley Handbook on What Works with Sexual Offenders: Contemporary Perspectives in Theory, Assessment, Treatment and Prevention (441-454). Wiley. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119439325.ch25

The issue of sexual abuse is a global socio‐political one, which means that, despite international differences in policy and practice surrounding sexual abuse, the creation and implementation of these policies and practices are politically sensitive.... Read More about International approaches to the management of perpetrators of sexual harm policy: Preventative, practical, or political?.

Trauma-informed practice (2020)
Report
McCartan, K. F. (2020). Trauma-informed practice. Website: HM Inspectorate of Probation

Professionals’ understandings of and attitudes to the prevention of sexual abuse: An international exploratory study (2020)
Journal Article
McCartan, K., Uzieblo, K., & Smid, W. J. (2020). Professionals’ understandings of and attitudes to the prevention of sexual abuse: An international exploratory study. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, https://doi.org/10.1177/0306624x20919706

Sexual abuse is a global issue and, therefore, responding to and preventing sexual abuse are global challenges. Although we have examples of and evidence for sexual abuse prevention initiatives internationally, these tend to come from a small, select... Read More about Professionals’ understandings of and attitudes to the prevention of sexual abuse: An international exploratory study.

Toward redemption: Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander men’s narratives of desistance from sexual offending (2020)
Journal Article
Richards, K., Death, J., & McCartan, K. (2020). Toward redemption: Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander men’s narratives of desistance from sexual offending. Victims and Offenders, 15(6), 810-833. https://doi.org/10.1080/15564886.2020.1754311

The literature on desistance from crime shows that desisters often engage in a process of rebiographing, crafting life stories–or “redemption scripts”–that make sense of their move away from crime. However, this literature has largely excluded nonwhi... Read More about Toward redemption: Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander men’s narratives of desistance from sexual offending.

Community-based approaches to sexual offender reintegration (2020)
Report
Richards, K., Death, J., & McCartan, K. (2020). Community-based approaches to sexual offender reintegration. NSW, Australia: Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS)

Perpetration of sexual violence is widespread in Australia, creating long-term negative effects on wellbeing. Community safety is enhanced through reducing the risk of reoffending by those who have sexually offended. A key avenue to reducing risk of... Read More about Community-based approaches to sexual offender reintegration.

Discussing atypical sexual harassment as a controversial issue in bystander programmes: One UK campus study (2019)
Journal Article
Bovill, H., Waller, R., & McCartan, K. (2019). Discussing atypical sexual harassment as a controversial issue in bystander programmes: One UK campus study. Sexuality and Culture, 1-19. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12119-019-09682-8

This research emanates from an anti-sexual violence bystander programme delivered at an English university. Fifteen students were identified through purposive and convenience sampling to take part in focus groups. Discussions emerged regarding atypic... Read More about Discussing atypical sexual harassment as a controversial issue in bystander programmes: One UK campus study.

Rehabilitation – A new perspective for a new era (2019)
Book Chapter
McCartan, K., & Rowles, L. (2019). Rehabilitation – A new perspective for a new era. In A. Frater, & A. Fox (Eds.), Crime and Consequence, (21-29). The Monument Fellowship

This essay focuses on an aligned perspective between criminologist and practitioner. It identifies a shared experience. So many factors critical to helping someone on the path to rehabilitation are common, regardless of offence. A body of research an... Read More about Rehabilitation – A new perspective for a new era.

P254 Barriers to sexual assault disclosure within sexual health services: a mixed method/population study (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Meyrick, J., Mccartan, K., Thomas, Z., & Kowalska, A. (2019, July). P254 Barriers to sexual assault disclosure within sexual health services: a mixed method/population study. Poster presented at Abstracts for the STI & HIV World Congress (Joint Meeting of the 23rd ISSTDR and 20th IUSTI), July 14–17, 2019, Vancouver, Canada

Background: Internationally, the UN reports that an estimated 1 in 3 women experience physical/sexual violence during their lifetime. These rates vary across cultures, age, gender and sexual identity. However, what does not vary is that the majority... Read More about P254 Barriers to sexual assault disclosure within sexual health services: a mixed method/population study.

Best practice in the management of online sex offending (2019)
Report
Brennan, M., Perkins, D., Merdian, H., Tyrrell, E., Babchishin, K., McCartan, K., & Kelly, R. (2019). Best practice in the management of online sex offending

Our report sets out the outcomes from reviews of the relevant literature, and a series of consultations held by IWG_OSO, with participation from practitioners and researchers working in the field of child protection and online sex offending. Onli... Read More about Best practice in the management of online sex offending.

Seen and not heard: The service user’s experience through the justice system of individuals convicted of sexual offenses (2019)
Journal Article
McCartan, K. F., Harris, D. A., & Prescott, D. S. (in press). Seen and not heard: The service user’s experience through the justice system of individuals convicted of sexual offenses. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, https://doi.org/10.1177/0306624X19851671

User experience and client satisfaction is capturing more attention in the field of social services. The provision of treatment services to individuals convicted of sexual offenses, in particular, has expanded exponentially over the last 20 years. Th... Read More about Seen and not heard: The service user’s experience through the justice system of individuals convicted of sexual offenses.

Risk, discretion, accountability and control: Police perceptions of sex offender risk management policy in England and Wales (2019)
Journal Article
Hoggett, J., McCartan, K., & O’Sullivan, J. (2020). Risk, discretion, accountability and control: Police perceptions of sex offender risk management policy in England and Wales. Criminology and Criminal Justice, 20(4), 433-450. https://doi.org/10.1177/1748895819839747

© The Author(s) 2019. This article argues that understanding current approaches to sex offender risk management and its operationalization must account for front line situational decision-making practices and the culture from which they develop and o... Read More about Risk, discretion, accountability and control: Police perceptions of sex offender risk management policy in England and Wales.

Risk assessment and management of perpetrators of sexual abuse in New Zealand (2018)
Journal Article
McCartan, K., & Laws, M. (2018). Risk assessment and management of perpetrators of sexual abuse in New Zealand

New Zealand has seen changes in sexual abuse policy and practice over the last 10 – 15 years that have been driven by social factors, political and policy decisions as well as risk management concerns. The changes to the prevention, assessment and ma... Read More about Risk assessment and management of perpetrators of sexual abuse in New Zealand.

Risk assessment and management of individuals convicted of a sexual offence in the UK (2018)
Journal Article
McCartan, K., Hoggett, J., & Kemshall, H. (2018). Risk assessment and management of individuals convicted of a sexual offence in the UK

The UK has seen changes in sexual abuse policy and practice over the last 10 – 15 years that have been driven by austerity, risk management, public protection and the socio-political climate; these changes have been problematic and challenging as wel... Read More about Risk assessment and management of individuals convicted of a sexual offence in the UK.

Public Views About Reintegrating Child Sex Offenders via Circles of Support and Accountability (COSA): A Qualitative Analysis (2018)
Journal Article
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

© 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 ent... Read More about Public Views About Reintegrating Child Sex Offenders via Circles of Support and Accountability (COSA): A Qualitative Analysis.