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Sexual Crime

Sexual Crime and Circles of Support and Accountability

Editors: Elliott, H., Hocken, K., Lievesley, R., Blagden, N., Winder, B., Banyard, P. (Eds.)

  • Introduces new research on Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA)
  • Suggests potential new directions for researchers and practitioners of CoSA
  • Discusses the rehabilitation of sexual offenders from an interdisciplinary perspective
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About this book

This book offers a collection of original contributions to current research available on Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA) by engaging with current literature and unpublished research in the field. The book explores the role of narrative identity in desistance from sexual crime and how CoSA maps onto this, as well as a history of CoSA across the world. The text then moves into an empirical section, reporting on some unpublished findings, including an evaluation of a new prison-based CoSA in the UK. Lastly, the experiences of service users and the influence of media perceptions are explored, offering a space for the ‘unheard voices’ as well as consideration of future directions for practitioners. The book is relevant not just to psychologists, criminologists, social workers and students, but to practitioners and the general public with an interest in learning about CoSA.
 The editors of this volume have all been involved in the setting up of the Safer Living Foundation, a charity formed in 2014 to reduce and prevent sexual offending.  

About the authors

Helen Elliott is a Lecturer in Counselling at Bishop Grosseteste University, UK. She has a background in forensic psychology and is a trainee integrative psychotherapist.
 Kerensa Hocken is a registered forensic psychologist at HMPPS Whatton, UK. She has oversight for the assessment and treatment of people in prison for sexual offending in the Midlands region.
 Rebecca Lievesley is a Lecturer in Forensic Psychology and member of the Sexual Offences, Crime and Misconduct Research Unit at Nottingham Trent University, UK. 
Nicholas Blagden is a Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology. He is aChartered Psychologist and has worked and researched within the criminal justice system and HM Prison Service for many years.
 Belinda Winder is Head of the Sexual Offences, Crime and Misconduct Research Unit at Nottingham Trent University, UK. Phil Banyard is Associate in Psychology at Nottingham Trent University, UK. He was recently honoured with the British Psychological Society’s Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology Education.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • A History of the Development of Circles of Support and Accountability

    Wilson, Chris

    Pages 1-23

  • Circles of Support and Accountability, Assisted Desistance and Community Transition

    Blagden, Nicholas (et al.)

    Pages 25-41

  • Do Circles of Support and Accountability Work? A Review of the Literature

    Kitson-Boyce, Rosie

    Pages 43-69

  • The Prison-Based Model of Circles of Support and Accountability and its Application in Transitioning to the Community

    Kitson-Boyce, Rosie

    Pages 71-104

  • Evaluating Community-Based Circles of Support and Accountability

    Dwerryhouse, Michelle

    Pages 105-126

Buy this book

eBook £62.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-74823-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £79.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-74822-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sexual Crime and Circles of Support and Accountability
Editors
  • Helen Elliott
  • Kerensa Hocken
  • Rebecca Lievesley
  • Nicholas Blagden
  • Belinda Winder
  • Phil Banyard
Series Title
Sexual Crime
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-74823-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-74823-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-74822-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 210
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
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