10. Forensic Case Formulation with Children and Adolescents

  1. Peter Sturmey2 and
  2. Mary McMurran3
  1. Phil Rich

Published Online: 24 AUG 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119977018.ch10

Forensic Case Formulation

Forensic Case Formulation

How to Cite

Rich, P. (2011) Forensic Case Formulation with Children and Adolescents, in Forensic Case Formulation (eds P. Sturmey and M. McMurran), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119977018.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Queens College and City University, New York, USA

  2. 3

    Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham, UK

Author Information

  1. Stetson School, Massachusetts, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 AUG 2011
  2. Published Print: 2 SEP 2011

Book Series:

Book Series Editors:

  1. Clive R. Hollin4 and
  2. Mary McMurran3

Series Editor Information

  1. 3

    Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham, UK

  2. 4

    School of Psychology, University of Leicester, UK

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470683958

Online ISBN: 9781119977018



  • specific populations - forensic case formulation with children and adolescents;
  • case formulation, reducing and synthesizing information - to a more precise form;
  • formulation, individualized approach - recognizing idiosyncratic particulars of each case;
  • process of case formulation - factors and motivations, shaping and explaining behavior;
  • forensic work with juveniles - with children and adolescents, the equivalent of forensic work with adults;
  • Steinberg and Scott's, description of adolescents and children - as developmentally immature compared to adults;
  • Grisso, and necessity of paying attention - to social environment in forensic work;
  • operation of multiple risk domains - childhood and adolescence;
  • application of structured instruments - in case formulation, use of Risk-Need-Responsivity model;
  • juveniles, additional understanding of developmental - and personal psychology of children and adolescents, social systems and social forces


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction and Literature Review

  • Assessment

  • Case Study

  • Case Formulation and Treatment Planning

  • Conclusion

  • References