The journey of the role of religious faith in corrections : the case of circles of support and accountability

Richards, K.M. & Whitehead, P. (2013) The journey of the role of religious faith in corrections : the case of circles of support and accountability. International Journal of Community Chaplaincy, 2(1), pp. 14-23.

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A renewal of interest has occurred in the relationship between religion, penal policy, and systems of criminal justice in different countries. This has been manifested in the development of religious programmes in prison and community settings. The subject has also precipitated a substantial body of empirical research, in addition to theorising the impacts of religion upon offending behaviour. However, specific faith‐based measures have attracted limited attention, mainly because of the empirical complexity of measuring the relationship between faith and behavioural change. These issues are addressed in this article by considering the recentlyemerged practice of Circles of Support and Accountability (COSA).

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ID Code: 65090
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
Additional Information: Open access at Publisher
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Justice
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Community Chaplaincy Association
Deposited On: 04 Dec 2013 04:41
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2013 22:26

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