A prison-model of CoSA: the potential to offer ‘through the gate’ support and accountability

Kitson-Boyce, R. ORCID: 0000-0001-9600-1830, Blagden, N. ORCID: 0000-0002-4037-0984, Winder, B. ORCID: 0000-0002-9118-679X and Dillon, G. ORCID: 0000-0002-3934-3815, 2018. A prison-model of CoSA: the potential to offer ‘through the gate’ support and accountability. Journal of Sexual Aggression. ISSN 1079-0632

11693_Kitson-Boyce.pdf - Post-print

Download (658kB) | Preview


Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA) are an intervention used to support and enable those who have been convicted of a sexual offence (core member), to reintegrate back into society, whilst still holding them accountable for their behaviour (Cesaroni, 2001). The purpose of this study was to introduce a new prison-model of CoSA and to explore the core members’ perceptions of their release from prison, and subsequent future in the community, prior to it starting. Interviews and repertory grids were carried out with those who had accepted a core member place on this initiative (n=9). The findings derived from the data highlight the core members’ concerns regarding their pending release from prison, along with a potential turning point towards a more pro-social self. A prison-based model of CoSA may provide support and accountability during this transitional stage, thus helping to counter any isolation experienced and capitalise on any cognitive change.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Sexual Aggression
Creators: Kitson-Boyce, R., Blagden, N., Winder, B. and Dillon, G.
Publisher: Routledge
Date: 23 August 2018
ISSN: 1079-0632
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 06 Aug 2018 10:58
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2019 03:00
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/34249

Actions (login required)

Edit View Edit View


Views per month over past year


Downloads per month over past year