From Assessment To Confession
Lawrence Hill Books
On Sale: February 28, 2006
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Within the last year an estimated 16,000 people were
arrested for arson and law enforcement agencies have
reported over 70,000 arson offenses to the FBI. Whatever the
numbers involved, what is indisputable is that arson in
hurting the US economy, insurers and policyholders. On
average, half of all fires are arson. These crimes, which
threaten human life as well as cause property damage,
largely go unpunished and the offending behaviour is often
untreated. Written for fire and police investigators,
criminal justice professionals and mental health
professionals, this book provides insight into the types of
individuals who become arsonists.
This book offers a look at the common misunderstanding about
the reasons individuals set fires and the research that
influenced it. Written by Dr Dian Williams, owner and
founder of the Center for Arson Research, the text will
provide the latest qualified research into arsonist
behavior. The Federal Government recognizes her as one of
only six arson research fellows in the United States. This
text is the only complete collection of her extensive
research into firesetting, gathered through interviews with
actual or suspected firesetters, analysis of the data and
clinical interpretation of the findings. Youâ€™ll learn about
six specific physcological profiles of firesetters, their
motivation for setting fires and the types of fires they set.
Topics include: â€¢ Firesetting history â€¢ Identifying an
Arsonist â€¢ Interrogation Strategies â€¢ Recent research and
studies â€¢ Arsonist motivation â€¢ Actual interviews with
arsonists â€¢ Types of fires â€¢ The Experimental or Curiosity
Firesetter â€¢ The Delinquent Firesetter â€¢ The
Though-Disordered Firesetter â€¢ The Revenge Firesetter â€¢
Thrill Seeker Firesetters â€¢ The Disordered Coping Firesetter
â€¢ Risks for arson
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