Chapter 3. Offence Paralleling Behaviour (OPB) as a Framework for Assessment and Interventions with Offenders

  1. Adrian Needs and
  2. Graham Towl
  1. Lawrence Jones

Published Online: 1 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470693971.ch3

Applying Psychology to Forensic Practice

Applying Psychology to Forensic Practice

How to Cite

Jones, L. (2008) Offence Paralleling Behaviour (OPB) as a Framework for Assessment and Interventions with Offenders, in Applying Psychology to Forensic Practice (eds A. Needs and G. Towl), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470693971.ch3

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405105415

Online ISBN: 9780470693971

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Keywords:

  • offence paralleling behaviour;
  • relapse-prevention strategy;
  • forensic psychology;
  • childhood play behaviour;
  • offending behaviour

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Serial Analysis of Offending

  • Organization of the Offence Process

  • Using Mapping to Generate and Test Hypotheses about OPB

  • Evaluation of OPB Formulation

  • Vignette: A Case lllustration

  • Using Differences Between the Two Mappings to Generate Hypotheses

  • Using ‘State’ as a Key to the Function of the Behaviour

  • Behaviour as a Series of Questions

  • The Interpersonal Nature of the Offence Process

  • Offence Parallelling Behaviour Models can Take Various Different Forms

  • Developmental Analysis of OPBs

  • The Origins of Repeated Offending and Repetitious Offence Paralleling Behaviour

  • Situational Variation

  • Using Offence Paralleling Behaviour as a Focus for Intervention

  • Using Offence Paralleling Behaviour as Part of a Risk-management Strategy

  • Other Forms of Paralleling Behaviour

  • Conclusion

  • Note