New CJRC research on Public views about Circles of Support and Accountability (COSA)

Crime and Justice Research Centre member Dr Kelly Richards has recently published a study with Associate Professor Kieran McCartan (University of the West of England) on public views about Circles of Support and Accountability (COSA). COSA are an innovative measure designed to reintegrate child sex offenders into the community following a period of incarceration, and aim to reduce offenders’ risk of reoffending. COSA emerged in Canada in the 1990s and are well-established in North America and Europe. While the effectiveness of COSA has been researched previously, little has been documented about what the public think about this criminal justice program. Read more

Last chance to register for upcoming symposium: “Identifying, understanding and responding to child sex offending”

The Crime and Justice Research Centre invites guests to attend an upcoming research seminar focusing on identifying, understanding and responding to child sex offending.

The seminar will be held on Thursday 16 March 2017 from 2-5pm in QUT Gardens Theatre Foyer, X Block, QUT Gardens Point Campus, 2 George Street, Brisbane QLD 4000.

To register for this event, please click here.

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Register now for upcoming seminar: “Identifying, understanding and responding to child sex offending”

The Crime and Justice Research Centre invites guests to attend an upcoming research seminar focusing on identifying, understanding and responding to child sex offending.

The seminar will be held on Thursday 16 March 2017 from 2-5pm in QUT Gardens Theatre Foyer, X Block, QUT Gardens Point Campus, 2 George Street, Brisbane QLD 4000.

To register for this event, please click here.

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