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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.

Police officer attitudes to the practicalities of the sex offenders’ register, ViSOR and Child Sexual Abuse Disclosure Scheme in England and Wales (2017)
Journal Article
McCartan, K., Hoggett, J., & O'Sullivan, J. (2018). Police officer attitudes to the practicalities of the sex offenders’ register, ViSOR and Child Sexual Abuse Disclosure Scheme in England and Wales. Journal of Sexual Aggression, 24(1), 37-50. https://doi.org/10.1080/13552600.2017.1411641

© 2017 National Organisation for the Treatment of Abusers. This paper examines police officer understandings of and attitudes to the sex offenders’ register, Violent and Sex Offenders’ Register (ViSOR) and Child Sexual Offender Disclosure Scheme(CSOD... Read More about Police officer attitudes to the practicalities of the sex offenders’ register, ViSOR and Child Sexual Abuse Disclosure Scheme in England and Wales.

Sexual harm, public education and risk management (2017)
Book Chapter
Tabachnick, J., & McCartan, K. (2017). Sexual harm, public education and risk management. In K. McCartan, & H. Kemshall (Eds.), Contemporary Sex Offender Risk Management, Volume I (61-87). London: Palgrave Macmillian. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-63567-5_3

This chapter will highlight research and practice internationally on ways to educate the public regarding sex abuse and how successful they have been. The chapter will cover issues including the relationship between experts and the public, public cri... Read More about Sexual harm, public education and risk management.

Purported false allegations of rape, child abuse and non-sexual violence: Nature, characteristics and implications (2017)
Journal Article
Rumney, P., & McCartan, K. (2017). Purported false allegations of rape, child abuse and non-sexual violence: Nature, characteristics and implications. Journal of Criminal Law, 81(6), 497-520. https://doi.org/10.1177/0022018317746789

The subject of false rape allegations is a subject shrouded in anxiety, confusion and misunderstanding. Despite a growing body of quality research there continue to be significant gaps in our knowledge about the topic, including the phenomenon of fal... Read More about Purported false allegations of rape, child abuse and non-sexual violence: Nature, characteristics and implications.

Reframing the sex offender register and disclosure: From monitoring and control to desistence and prevention (2017)
Book Chapter
McCartan, K., Kemshall, H., & Hoggett, J. (2017). Reframing the sex offender register and disclosure: From monitoring and control to desistence and prevention. In H. Kemshall, & K. McCartan (Eds.), Contemporary Sex Offender Risk Management, Volume II (205-230). London: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-63573-6_8

Sexual harm is a high profile issue, both nationally and internationally, with the number of perpetrators entering and being managed by the Criminal Justice System continually increasing. These increases in the sexual offender population are the resu... Read More about Reframing the sex offender register and disclosure: From monitoring and control to desistence and prevention.

Preface (2017)
Book Chapter
Kemshall, H., & McCartan, K. (2017). Preface. In H. Kemshall, & K. McCartan (Eds.), Contemporary Sex Offender Risk Management. London: Palgrave Macmillan

A preface to the book explaining and drawing it all together.

Ethics and Issues of Secondary Prevention Efforts in Child Sexual Abuse (2017)
Journal Article
McCartan, K., Merdian, H. L., Perkins, D. E., & Kettleborough, D. (2018). Ethics and Issues of Secondary Prevention Efforts in Child Sexual Abuse. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 62(9), 2548-2566. https://doi.org/10.1177/0306624X17723951

© 2017, The Author(s). This article discusses the ethical, practical, and moral issues surrounding secondary prevention efforts of child sexual abuse from a professional and practice-based perspective. Transcripts of a semistructured consultation eve... Read More about Ethics and Issues of Secondary Prevention Efforts in Child Sexual Abuse.

Strength-based approaches to online child sexual abuse: Using self-management strategies to enhance desistance behaviour in users of child sexual exploitation material (2017)
Journal Article
Merdian, H., Kettleborough, D., McCartan, K., & Perkins, D. E. (2017). Strength-based approaches to online child sexual abuse: Using self-management strategies to enhance desistance behaviour in users of child sexual exploitation material. Journal of Criminal Psychology, 7(3), 182-191. https://doi.org/10.1108/JCP-10-2016-0035

© 2017, © Emerald Publishing Limited. Purpose: Increasing numbers of convictions for the use of child sexual exploitation material (CSEM) call for enhanced measures to prevent this type of offending. Strength-based approaches such as the good lives m... Read More about Strength-based approaches to online child sexual abuse: Using self-management strategies to enhance desistance behaviour in users of child sexual exploitation material.

Using proof of concept funding to Exploring potential service user needs to deliver for a secondary prevention proof of concept service for un-convicted wo/men with a self-identified sexual attraction to children (2017)
Digital Artefact
Radford, S., & McCartan, K. (2017). Using proof of concept funding to Exploring potential service user needs to deliver for a secondary prevention proof of concept service for un-convicted wo/men with a self-identified sexual attraction to children

An analysis and discussion for a potential project run in the South West for un-convicted wo/men with a self-identified sexual attraction to children

Update on international committee (2017)
Digital Artefact
McCartan, K. (2017). Update on international committee

This is an update on work by the newly formed ATSA international committee.

Bring me the horizon! (and Kaizen) (2017)
Digital Artefact
McCartan, K., & Prescott, D. (2017). Bring me the horizon! (and Kaizen)

A blog discussing the new sex offender treatment programs in England and Wales.

Bring me the Horizon! (and Kaizen) (2017)
Digital Artefact
McCartan, K., & Prescott, D. (2017). Bring me the Horizon! (and Kaizen)

A blog discussing the new sex offender treatment programs in England and Wales.

Communication and collaboration in sexual abuse working (2017)
Digital Artefact
McCartan, K., & Prescott, D. (2017). Communication and collaboration in sexual abuse working

Over the last couple of months, we have participated in conferences, meetings and collaborations in our home regions of the UK and US as well as abroad (Netherlands, Latvia, Australia, Canada, Germany, Romania, Namibia); a central theme in each locat... Read More about Communication and collaboration in sexual abuse working.

Communication and collaboration in sexual abuse working (2017)
Digital Artefact
McCartan, K., & Prescott, D. (2017). Communication and collaboration in sexual abuse working

Over the last couple of months, we have participated in conferences, meetings and collaborations in our home regions of the UK and US as well as abroad (Netherlands, Latvia, Australia, Canada, Germany, Romania, Namibia); a central theme in each locat... Read More about Communication and collaboration in sexual abuse working.

Preface (2017)
Book Chapter
McCartan, K. F., & Kemshall, H. (2017). Preface. In K. McCartan, & H. Kemshall (Eds.), Contemporary Sex Offender Risk Management. London: Palgrave Macmillan

A preface to the book explaining and drawing it all together.