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Offence Paralleling Behaviour: A Case Formulation Approach to Offender Assessment and Intervention
Daffern, Michael, Lawrence Jones and John Shine (Eds)
Wiley / Softcover / 2010-09-01 / 0470744472
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New to the Wiley Series in Forensic Clinical Psychology, Offence Paralleling Behaviour presents an original framework of individualised assessment and treatment methods for clinicians working in the forensic environment.
Provides a framework that helps practitioners to identify and work with offence-relevant behaviour and evidence pro-social change
Describes how Offence Paralleling Behaviour (OPB) can be successfully identified and used in risk assessment and treatment planning
Brings together leading academics and frontline clinicians, including psychiatric nurses, psychologists, psychiatrists, occupational therapists, drug and alcohol specialists, and correctional officers, as well as featuring the views of prisoners on OPB
Presents methods which allow staff to identify and use OPB in clinical practice

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“This is a book which will undoubtedly have wide appeal across the mental health, addictions, forensic and correctional spheres. The editors deserve commendation for making sure that there are contributions from each and every discipline (administration, economics, correctional management, probation, occupational therapy). This is a fine book conceptually, and it has profound implications for the successful assessment and management of violence risk.”
—Christopher Webster, Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto and Simon Fraser University, Canada
‘This book will soon become essential reading for all forensic practitioners. This is because it represents a genuine advance in thinking about practice in the forensic mental health field. It offers novel perspectives on the key tasks of risk assessment and management and it defines the role of formulation as the critical task linking one with the other. This book provides information and guidance that is rational, well supported and workable, written by some of the most important voices in the field at this time. This is your route map to better practice in forensic mental health – Michael Daffern, Lawrence Jones, John Shine and colleagues are to be commended for bringing it to you.’
—Dr Caroline Logan, Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust and University of Manchester, UK

‘Risk formulation is the key to effective risk management; to be effective risk formulation must be individualised. Offence paralleling behaviour is an idea that can help us to get to the heart of understanding the risks posed by an individual. As this book makes clear it is an idea whose time has come. A particular strength of this volume is the breadth of the theoretical models on which it draws; it provides the practitioner with a theoretically informed - yet fundamentally practical - approach to the problem of risk formulation. I thoroughly recommend this volume to all those who have the task of managing challenging individuals.’
—Professor David J. Cooke, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK


About the Editors.
List of Contributors.


Series Editors' Preface.

Editors' Preface.



1 History of the Offence Paralleling Behaviour Construct and Related Concepts (Lawrence Jones).

2 Case Formulation in Forensic Psychology (Peter Sturmey).

3 Distinctions within Distinctions: The Challenges of Heterogeneity and Causality in the Formulation and Treatment of Violence (Kevin Howells).


4 Approaches to Developing OPB Formulations (Lawrence Jones).

5 Offence Paralleling Behaviour and Multiple Sequential Functional Analysis (David M. Gresswell and David L. Dawson).

6 A Structured Cognitive Behavioural Approach to the Assessment and Treatment of Violent Offenders Using Offence Paralleling Behaviour (Michael Daffern).

7 Applying the Concept of Offence Paralleling Behaviour to Sex Offender Assessment in Secure Settings (Ruth E. Mann, David Thornton, Simone Wakama, Maisie Dyson and David Atkinson).

8 Functional Consistency in Female Forensic Psychiatric Patients: An Action System Theory Approach (Katarina Fritzon and Sarah Miller).

9 The Assessment and Treatment of Offence Paralleling Behaviours in Young Offenders: Added Complications or Greater Opportunities for Change? (Zainab Al-Attar).

10 Offence Analogue Behaviours as Indicators of Criminogenic Need and Treatment Progress in Custodial Settings (Audrey Gordon and Stephen C.P. Wong).

11 Institutional Offence Behaviour Monitoring as an Aid to Community Supervision of High-Risk Offenders: Experience from Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (Cynthia McDougall, Dominic Pearson, Roger Bowles and Judith Cornick).

12 Working with Offence Paralleling Behaviour in a Therapeutic Community Setting (John Shine).

13 A Qualitative Exploration of Offence Paralleling Behaviour: A Prison-based Democratic Therapeutic Community Resident's Perspective (Natalie Bond and Gail Steptoe-Warren).

14 Unlocking Offence Paralleling Behaviour in a Custodial Setting – a Personal Perspective from Members of Staff and a Resident in a Forensic Therapeutic Community (Helen Dowdswell, Geraldine Akerman and Lawrence).

15 Psychiatric Nurses Working with Offence Paralleling Behaviour (Trish Martin).

16 Offenders with Severe Personality Disorder and 'Lifestyle Paralleling Behaviours' (Corinne Spearing, Victoria Wasteney and Phil Morgan).

17 Substance Misuse Paralleling Behaviour in Detained Offenders (Glen Thomas and John Hodge).

18 Evaluating Individual Change (Jason Davies, Lawrence Jones and Kevin Howells).

19 A Psychodynamic Perspective on Offence Paralleling Behaviour (Cleo Van Velsen).


20 Summary and Future Directions (Lawrence Jones, Michael Daffern and John Shine).


About the Editors:

Michael Daffern is a Senior Lecturer with the Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science, Monash University, Consultant Principal Psychologist with Forensicare, and Special Lecturer within the Division of Psychiatry at The University of Nottingham. He has worked in prisons and in general and forensic mental health services.

Lawrence Jones is a clinical forensic psychologist who is Psychologist on the Rampton Hospital, Peaks Unit, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust. He has worked with offenders in community, prison, and healthcare settings.

John Shine is a Consultant Forensic Psychologist currently working in the East London and the City Mental Health NHS Trust. He has worked as a Forensic Psychologist for over 20 years in the Prison and Probation Services, including HMP Grendon and HM Inspectorate of Probation.

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