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Strengths-based approaches used when working with sexual offending populations

Journal call for papers from Journal of Criminal Psychology

A special issue due to publish in 2017

Guest editors

Stephanie Kewley, Birmingham City University, UK
Ross M. Bartels, University of Lincoln, UK
Anthony R. Beech, University of Birmingham, UK

About the issue

This forthcoming special issue of Journal of Criminal Psychology will focus on strengths-based approaches used when working with sexual offending populations.

Potential topics include but are by no means limited to:

  • Effectiveness of strengths-based interventions
  • Strengths-based risk assessment and risk management
  • Strengths-based approaches used in custodial or community contexts
  • Effective supervision/practitioner skills needed to support strengths-based approaches
  • Client and practitioner experience of strengths-based approaches
  • Predicting desistance using protective factors
  • Relationship between strengths-based approaches and crime prevention.

The issue aims to bring together the latest research and thinking of strengths-based approaches used in forensic settings when working with people convicted of sexual offending.

Submission details

Deadline for submissions:  31 October 2016 (for publication in 2017)

Final papers should be submitted via the journal’s ScholarOne site at: 
NB Please ensure that you submit to the special issue on ‘strengths-based approaches’.

Authors should refer to Emerald’s author guidelines before submitting.
Author guidelines can be found here:

Further information

For any further information on this issue or to discuss an idea for a paper please contact the guest editors via:
Stephanie Kewley
School of Social Sciences, Birmingham City University, The Curzon Building, 4 Cardigan Street, Birmingham B4 7BD, UK.
[email protected]

Further information about the Journal of Criminal Psychology is available on the journal’s homepage: