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

A report prepared by The Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research

76 Pages Posted: 19 Nov 2009  

Sarah Armstrong

Glasgow University

Yulia Chistyakova

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Simon Mackenzie

University of Glasgow

Margaret S. Malloch

University of Stirling

Date Written: April 2008

Abstract

Circles of Support and Accountability use lay members of the public to provide support to and supervision of high risk sex offenders in the community. This report was commissioned by the Scottish Government to overview how Circles work, the research base on them and the issues relevant to determining whether such an initiative would be feasible to implement in Scotland.

Keywords: circles of support and accountability, sex offenders, community-based programs

Suggested Citation

Armstrong, Sarah and Chistyakova, Yulia and Mackenzie, Simon and Malloch, Margaret S., Circles of Support and Accountability: Consideration of the Feasibility of Pilots in Scotland (April 2008). A report prepared by The Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1508467 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1508467

Sarah Armstrong (Contact Author)

Glasgow University ( email )

Adam Smith Business School
Glasgow, Scotland G12 8LE
United Kingdom

Yulia Chistyakova

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Simon Mackenzie

University of Glasgow ( email )

The Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research
Florentine House, 53 Hillhead St
Glasgow, G12 8QF
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://www.sccjr.ac.uk

Margaret S. Malloch

University of Stirling ( email )

Stirling, Scotland FK9 4LA
United Kingdom

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