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Extensive research has been published on CoSA both in Canada and internationally. Below is a bibliography with links to online articles where available. Current CoSA Canada federal government funding (2017 - 2022) includes a multi-year research project as well.

Canadian research and publications:

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

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

  3. Wilson, R. J., J.E. Picheca, & M. Prinzo (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.

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

  5. Wilson, R. J., L. Stewart, T. Stirpe, M. Barrett, & J.E. Cripps (2000).“Community-based sex offender management: Combining parole supervision and treatment to reduce recidivism”, Canadian Journal of Criminology, 42, 177-188.

 

International research and publications:

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

  2. R.J. Wilson, R. J., J.E. Picheca, & M. Prinzo (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”, Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 46, 289-302.

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

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