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dc.contributor.authorGresswell, David M.
dc.contributor.authorHollin, Clive R.
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-06T12:39:25Z
dc.date.available2017-09-06T12:39:25Z
dc.date.issued1992
dc.identifier.citationGresswell, D. M. & Hollin, C. R. (1992). Towards a new methodology for making sense of case material: An illustrative case involving attempted multiple murder. Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health, 2 (4), pp.329-341.
dc.identifier.other10.1002/cbm.1992.2.4.329
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12904/5115
dc.description.abstractFunctional analysis provides a method of understanding behavior in terms of its consequences for the individual concerned. The suggestion is made here that the application of this method to past behaviour will be useful to both practitioners and researchers. It offers benefits in terms of organising case material, understanding the aetiology of the behavior, planning interventions and predicting dangerousness. It should be noted, however, that this is not an exercise in developing causal models of specific offences. In this paper multiple sequential functional analysis methodology is described and the problems of applying it retrospectively to criminal behaviours discussed. The methodology is illustrated with the case of a man who formulated a plan to kill 20 people and was convicted of two counts of attempted murder.
dc.description.urihttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/cbm.1992.2.4.329/full
dc.subjectHomicide
dc.subjectBehaviour
dc.titleTowards a new methodology for making sense of case material: An illustrative case involving attempted multiple murder
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html.description.abstractFunctional analysis provides a method of understanding behavior in terms of its consequences for the individual concerned. The suggestion is made here that the application of this method to past behaviour will be useful to both practitioners and researchers. It offers benefits in terms of organising case material, understanding the aetiology of the behavior, planning interventions and predicting dangerousness. It should be noted, however, that this is not an exercise in developing causal models of specific offences. In this paper multiple sequential functional analysis methodology is described and the problems of applying it retrospectively to criminal behaviours discussed. The methodology is illustrated with the case of a man who formulated a plan to kill 20 people and was convicted of two counts of attempted murder.


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