6. Formulation of Serious Violent Offending Using Multiple Sequential Functional Analysis

  1. Peter Sturmey3 and
  2. Mary McMurran4
  1. Aidan J. P. Hart1,
  2. David M. Gresswell1 and
  3. Louise G. Braham2

Published Online: 24 AUG 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119977018.ch6

Forensic Case Formulation

Forensic Case Formulation

How to Cite

Hart, A. J. P., Gresswell, D. M. and Braham, L. G. (2011) Formulation of Serious Violent Offending Using Multiple Sequential Functional Analysis, in Forensic Case Formulation (eds P. Sturmey and M. McMurran), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119977018.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Queens College and City University, New York, USA

  2. 4

    Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Lincoln, UK

  2. 2

    University of Nottingham & Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, UK

Publication History

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

Book Series:

Book Series Editors:

  1. Clive R. Hollin5 and
  2. Mary McMurran4

Series Editor Information

  1. 4

    Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham, UK

  2. 5

    School of Psychology, University of Leicester, UK

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470683958

Online ISBN: 9781119977018

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Keywords:

  • formulation of serious violent offending - using multiple sequential functional analysis;
  • applied psychologist, in forensic settings - formulation of complex and problematic behaviors;
  • role of Multiple Sequential Functional Analysis (MSFA) - framework for formulation;
  • MSFA (Gresswell and Hollin, 1992) - grounded in philosophy of science, radical behaviorism and applied science of behavior analysis;
  • goal of functional analysis - prediction and influence with precision, scope and depth;
  • MSFA, in forensic settings - difficulty in identifying correct controlling stimuli, functional relationships between them;
  • functional analysis sequence 1 - childhood and early secondary school developmental experiences;
  • adulthood and offense pathway development - functional analysis sequence 4, development of offence pathway 2;
  • Bob and Leon, case of two men whose index offense behaviors - topographically similar in ways, yet diagnoses and forensic histories very different;
  • versatility of MSFA, application - to situations, community forensic or inpatient cases

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Case Studies: Bob and Leon

  • Discussion

  • Conclusion

  • References