Circles of Support & Accountability: Consideration of the Feasibility of Pilots in Scotland

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dc.contributor The Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research Armstrong, Sarah Christyakova, Yulia Mackenzie, Simon Malloch, Margaret 2018-05-16T11:20:27Z 2018-05-16T11:20:27Z 2008-05
dc.identifier.other 511037503 de_DE
dc.identifier.uri de_DE
dc.description.abstract Circles of Support and Accountability (‘COSA’ or ‘Circles’) have been running now for seven years in England and for nearly twice that amount of time in Canada. Almost since the first Circles were piloted in England there has been interest in and debate about introducing them to Scotland. Formal proposals to initiate a pilot were rejected by the Scottish Government, partly on the grounds that it would be beneficial to await outcomes of the experience of the pilots in England as well as see through implementation in Scotland of major policy and practice changes affecting the management of sex offenders. Regardless of timing, funding for criminal justice activities is finite and constantly under pressure from competing demands for services. The implementation of Circles pilots thus requires consideration of whether this kind of approach – namely, volunteers]based support and monitoring of high risk sex offenders in the community – would address an identified and important gap in existing services or contribute to ‘best practice’ in this field. This report reviews the implementation experience of Circles in areas where they have and have not become established features of high risk offender management. It identifies the distinctive features of Scottish criminal justice policy and practice that might affect implementation of pilots in Scotland, considers the implications of volunteers working with sex offenders, assesses the evidence of effectiveness of Circles so far and sets out the relevant feasibility issues should a decision be taken to proceed with Circles in Scotland. en
dc.language.iso en de_DE
dc.publisher Universität Tübingen de_DE
dc.subject.classification England , Kanada , Schottland , Sexualdelikt , Täter , Evaluation de_DE
dc.subject.ddc 360 de_DE
dc.subject.other Circles of Support and Accountability en
dc.subject.other Sex offender management en
dc.subject.other Evaluation en
dc.title Circles of Support & Accountability: Consideration of the Feasibility of Pilots in Scotland en
dc.type Report (Bericht) de_DE
utue.publikation.fachbereich Kriminologie de_DE
utue.publikation.fakultaet Kriminologisches Repository de_DE
utue.opus.portal kdoku de_DE
utue.publikation.source The Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research Report ; (2008) 1/2008


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