Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.


50th Annual Convention; Philadelphia, PA; 2024

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Workshop #W12
CE Offered: BACB
The Analysis of Crime: Forensic Behavioral Case Conceptualization
Thursday, May 23, 2024
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
Marriott Downtown, Level 4, Franklin Hall 5
Area: CBM/CSS; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Timothy Templin, M.A.
KODEY LAI (CrimeandBehavior.Com), PRESLEY DACOTAH WANNER (Anne Carlsen Center), TIMOTHY TEMPLIN (Hoosier ABA)
Description: In this three-hour workshop, the presenters will introduce the application of behavior analytic principles to the civil and criminal justice systems. Most importantly, multiple criminal cases will be reviewed within a behavior analytic lens to derive a conceptualization of the delinquent acts as well as hypothesized functions for each. The participants in this workshop will then be presented with case vignettes and will work together to develop their own forensic behavioral case conceptualizations.
Learning Objectives: 1) Identify three key areas where behavior analysts can serve the justice system 2) State the components of a forensic behavioral case conceptualization 3) Examine a criminal case and develop a case conceptualization as part of a group project
Activities: ? Hour One: Overview of crime and behavior analysis ? Hour Two: Demonstration of forensic behavioral case conceptualization ? Hour Three: Participants will develop their own case conceptualization using vignettes provided
Audience: Intermediate skill level. BCBAs, BCaBAs, psychologists and other professionals are encouraged to learn about this unique subspecialty.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Keyword(s): Behavior Analysis, Criminal Justice, Forensics



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