Dr Kelly Richards, “Restorative Justice, Risk, and Circles of Support and Accountability: Managing Child Sex Offenders in the Community”

When:
7 August, 2015 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
2015-08-07T12:00:00+10:00
2015-08-07T14:00:00+10:00
Contact:
CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF SCIENCE, RELIGION & SOCIETY EMMANUEL COLLEGE, THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Dr Kelly Richards, “Restorative Justice, Risk, and Circles of Support and Accountability: Managing Child Sex  Offenders in the Community”

Kelly Richards, Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law at QUT, will use the practice of Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA) as a case

study to consider the competing paradigms of risk and restoration in the criminal justice sphere. CoSA are an innovative justice measure

using trained volunteers to reintegrate convicted child sex offenders into communities following their release from prison. CoSA seek to

reduce the risk that these offenders pose, rather than repair the harm they have caused.