Show simple item record Hipple, Natalie Kroovand Duwe, Grant Northcutt Bohmert, Miriam 2016-12-09T22:22:42Z 2016-12-09T22:22:42Z 2016-06-05
dc.identifier.citation Northcutt Bohmert, M., Duwe, G., & Hipple, N. K. (2016). Evaluating Restorative Justice Circles of Support and Accountability: Can social support overcome structural barriers? International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. doi:10.1177/0306624X16652627 en
dc.description.abstract In a climate in which stigmatic shaming is increasing for sex offenders as they leave prison, restorative justice practices have emerged as a promising approach to sex offender reentry success and have been shown to reduce recidivism. Criminologists and restorative justice advocates believe that providing ex-offenders with social support they may not otherwise have is crucial to reducing recidivism. This case study describes the expressive and instrumental social support required and received, and its relationship to key outcomes, by sex offenders who participated in Circles of Support and Accountability (COSA), a restorative justice, reentry program in Minnesota. In-depth interviews with re-entering sex offenders and program volunteers revealed that seventy-five percent of offenders reported weak to moderate levels of social support leaving prison, 70% reported receiving instrumental support in COSA and 100% reported receiving expressive support. Findings inform work on social support, structural barriers, and restorative justice programming during sex offender reentry. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology en
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dc.subject Circles of Support and Accountability en
dc.subject community justice en
dc.subject sex offenders en
dc.subject restorative justice en
dc.subject social support en
dc.subject prison reentry en
dc.title Evaluating Restorative Justice Circles of Support and Accountability (COSA): Can Social Support Overcome Structural Barriers? en
dc.type Article en
dc.type Preprint en

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