Supporting Desistance Through Ambiguous Practice: What Can Be Learned From the First Prison-Based Model of CoSA in England and Wales?
|Authors||Rosie Kitson-Boyce, Blagden, N., Belinda Winder and Gayle Dillon|
Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA) is an initiative designed to support those previously convicted of sexual offenses as they reintegrate back into society, while still holding them accountable for their thoughts and behavior. The aim of the research was to explore the Core Member and volunteer experience of being involved in a CoSA that transitions from prison to community, with the objective being to focus upon what can be learned from these initial experiences. The study included qualitative interviews with two separate groups of participants: Core Members (n = 7) and volunteers (n = 10) involved in the prison-model CoSA. Interpretative phenomenological analysis of the data was undertaken to consider the individual’s subjective experience of being involved in this initiative.
|Keywords||CoSA; sex offenders; reintegration; social support; prison|
|Journal||Journal of Forensic Psychology Research and Practice|
|Journal citation||Vol 19 (Issue 2), pp. 186-209|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.1080/24732850.2019.1571362|
|Web address (URL)||http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/24732850.2019.1571362|
|Online||25 Jan 2019|
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