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Managing challenging behaviour using applied behavioural analysis and positive behavioural support in forensic settings: A systematic review

Collins, J., Barnoux, M., Baker, P. (2021) Managing challenging behaviour using applied behavioural analysis and positive behavioural support in forensic settings: A systematic review. International Journal of Positive Behavioural Support, 11 (1). pp. 15-41. ISSN 2047-0924. E-ISSN 2048-884X. (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:88563)

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Abstract

Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) and Positive Behavioural Support (PBS) are frequently reported in the literature as successful interventions to reduce challenging behaviour. However, there has been no comprehensive review of the effectiveness of ABA and PBS within forensic settings. The purpose of this review was to systematically examine and synthesise existing research to investigate the effectiveness of ABA and PBS in forensic settings, and to identify any potential barriers and facilitators associated with implementing PBS.

Searches resulted in 29 articles that met the specific inclusion criteria. Findings indicated that behavioural modification techniques and behavioural analysis have been implemented within forensic settings with some degree of success. Although several challenges to the implementation of PBS were highlighted (e.g., barriers to collaborative work, inconsistent practice and a lack of resources). However, current research is limited and generally of poor methodological quality, significantly reducing our ability to understand the effectiveness of ABA and PBS in forensic settings.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Applied Behavioural Analysis, Positive Behavioural Support, forensic settings
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF41 Psychology and philosophy
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Peter Baker
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2021 08:29 UTC
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2021 15:34 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/88563 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Barnoux, M.: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7921-8819
Baker, P.: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1421-9639
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