Conceptualising success and failure in circles of support and accountability

Dwerryhouse, M., Winder, B. ORCID: 0000-0002-9118-679X, Blagden, N. ORCID: 0000-0002-4037-0984 and Lievesley, R. ORCID: 0000-0003-4957-258X, 2020. Conceptualising success and failure in circles of support and accountability. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 55: 101492. ISSN 1359-1789

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This paper presents an exploration into success and failure in Circles of Support and Accountability (Circles). Successes in Circles are commonly reported in the literature whilst failure, for reasons relating to funding of the intervention, are often ignored. A disregard for the small number of Circles that fail, means an opportunity to learn from failure is lost. Furthermore, it is argued that, without agreed-upon definitions of success and failure within the context of Circles, it is not possible to ensure researchers and academics are measuring successes of the intervention to the same degree. This paper proposes a means for which to define success and failure in Circles. Success and failure were defined here, through a critical exploration of the literature, combined with a critical evaluation of the two core principles upon which the Circles intervention was based; no more victims and no one is disposable.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Aggression and Violent Behavior
Creators: Dwerryhouse, M., Winder, B., Blagden, N. and Lievesley, R.
Publisher: Elsevier Masson
Date: November 2020
Volume: 55
ISSN: 1359-1789
S1359178920301968Publisher Item Identifier
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 21 Aug 2020 09:19
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2022 03:00

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