Research

Extensive research has been published on CoSA both in Canada and internationally. Below is an inclusive bibliography with links to online articles where available.

2016

Wilson, R.J. & McWhinnie, A.J. (2016). Circles of Support & Accountability: The role of the community in effective sexual offender risk management. In: A. Phenix & H. Hoberman (eds.), Sexual offending: Predisposing antecedents, assessment and management. New York: Springer.

2014

An Evaluation of the Circles of Support and Accountability Demonstration Project by J. A. Chouinard & C. Roddick (2014). Church Council on Justice and Corrections.

McCartan, K., Kemshall, H., Westwood, S., Solle, J., MacKenzie, G., Cattel, J., & Pollard, A. (2014). Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA): A case file review of two pilots. Project Report. Ministry of Justice.

2013

“Circles South-East: The first ten years 2002-2012” by A. .Bates, D.Williams, C. Wilson & R.J. Wilson (2013). International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 58, 861-885. doi:10.1177/0306624X13485362.

Vogelvang, B., & Hoïng, M. (2013). Circles of Support and Accountability: Combining Prevention and Incapacitation within a Communitarian Approach for Released Sex-Offenders. Incapacitation: trends and new perspectives, 145-170.

Höing, M., Bogaerts, S., & Vogelvang, B. (2013). Circles of support and accountability: How and why they work for sex offenders. Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice13(4), 267-295.

2012

van Rensburg, J. (2012). The dawn of circles of support and accountability in New Zealand. Sexual Abuse in Australia and New Zealand4(2), 30.

2010

“Circles of Support & Accountability: An innovative approach to community-based risk management for high-risk sexual offenders” by R.J. Wilson & A.J. McWhinnie (2010), in M. Herzog-Evans (ed.), Transnational criminology manual. Oisterwijk, Netherlands: Wolf Legal Publishing.

Wilson, C., Bates, A., & Völlm, B. (2010). Circles of support and accountability: An innovative approach to manage high-risk sex offenders in the community. Open Criminology Journal3, 48-57.

2009

“Circles of Support & Accountability: A Canadian national replication of outcome findings” by R.J. Wilson, F. Cortoni, & A.J. McWhinnie (2009). Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research & Treatment, 21, 412-430.

2008

“Circles of Support & Accountability: An international partnership in reducing sexual offender recidivism” by R.J. Wilson, A.J. McWhinnie, & C. Wilson (2008). Prison Service Journal, 138, 26-36.

2007

“Evaluating the effectiveness of professionally-facilitated volunteerism in the community-based management of high risk sexual offenders: PART ONE—Effects on participants and stakeholders” by R.J. Wilson, J.E. Picheca, & M. Prinzo (2007). Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 46, 289-302.

“Evaluating the effectiveness of professionally-facilitated volunteerism in the community-based management of high risk sexual offenders: PART TWO—A comparison of recidivism rates” by R.J. Wilson, J.E. Picheca, & M. Prinzo (2007). Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 46, 327-337.

“Circles of Support & Accountability: Engaging community volunteers in the management of high-risk sexual offenders” by R.J. Wilson, A.J. McWhinnie, J.E. Picheca, M. Prinzo, & F. Cortoni (2007). Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 461-15.

Circles of Support & Accountability: A national replication of outcome findings by R.J. Wilson, F. Cortoni, & M. Vermani (2007). [Research Report R-185] Ottawa, ON: Correctional Service of Canada.

“Successful Strategies that Contribute to Safer Communities” by Brown, R.E. & Dandurand, Y. (2007). Paper prepared for 16 the United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, Vienna, Austria.

Hannem, S. & Petrunik, M. (2007). Circles of Support and Accountability for High-Risk Sex Offenders: A Community Justice Initiative for the Reintegration of High-Risk Sex Offenders. Contemporary Justice Review, 10(2), 153-17.

2005

Quaker Peace and Justice (2005). Circles of Support and Accountability in the Thames Valley: The First Three Years April 2002 to March 2005. London, Quaker Peace and Justice.

McWhinnie, A.J., & Wilson, R.J. (2005, November 3). Courageous Communities: Circles ofSupport and Accountability with Individuals Who Have Committed Sexual Offenses. Restorative Practices E-Forum, 1-3.

Wilson, R.J., Picheca, J.E., & Prinzo, M. (2005). Circles of Support & Accountability: An evaluation of the pilot project in South-Central Ontario. Research Report R-168. Ottawa, ON: Correctional Service of Canada.

Wilson, R.J. & Picheca, J.E. (2005). Circles of Support & Accountability: Engaging thecommunity in sexual offender risk management. In: B.K. Schwartz (Ed.), The Sexual Offender,Vol. 5. New York, NY: Civic Research Institute.

2004

Hannem, S. & Petrunik, M. (2004, December). Canada’s RJ Circles of Support and Accountability: A Community Justice Initiative for High-Risk Sex Offenders, Corrections Today, 98-101.

2002

“Restorative justice innovations in Canada” by R.J. Wilson, B. Huculak, & A. McWhinnie (2002). Behavioral Sciences & the Law20, 1-18.

Petrunik, M. (2002). Managing Unacceptable Risk: Sex Offenders, Community Response, andSocial Policy in the United States and Canada. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 46(4), 483-511.

2001

“Circles of support: A restorative justice initiative” by R.J. Wilson & M. Prinzo (2001). Journal of Psychology and Human Sexuality13, 59-77.

2000

“Community-based sex offender management: Combining parole supervision and treatment to reduce recidivism” by R.J. Wilson, L. Stewart, T. Stirpe, M. Barrett, & J.E. Cripps (2000). Canadian Journal of Criminology42, 177-188.