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.


36th Annual Convention; San Antonio, TX; 2010

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Panel #145
Prison Reform and Reentry: The Need for Behavior Analysts
Sunday, May 30, 2010
9:00 AM–10:20 AM
Crockett A/B (Grand Hyatt)
Area: CBM/CSE; Domain: Service Delivery
Chair: Joseph D. Cautilli (Behavior Analysis and Therapy Partners)
TRUDI GAINES (University of West Florida)
MARC GORUM (Correctional Medical Services)
JOSEPH D. CAUTILLI (Behavior Analysis and Therapy Partners)
DANIELLE JENI SUMMERS (Behavior Analysis and Therapy Partners)
Abstract: With almost 1 in every 33 Americans having some involvement in the criminal justice system, now is the time for prion reform. In 1992, more Americans with mental illness were in prison then in state mental hospitals. In addition, drug and alochol problems are one of the highest reasons for incarceration. Behavior analysis has developed evidenced based techniques for managing this population. This panel will discuss where the state of the research is and where it needs to go in this growing crisis.



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