• Risk assessment for firesetting behaviours is less developed relative to other forms of antisocial behaviour.
• Current inventories for firesetting appraise emotions and attitudes towards fire, knowledge of fire safety, firesetting history, and antisocial attitudes and behaviours.
• Such inventories are supplemented with general psychological inventories appraising emotional regulation, assertiveness, impulsivity, self-esteem, psychopathology and substance use.
• While no algorithm exists for combining multiple measures in appraising risk of firesetting, the Multi-Trajectory Theory of Adult Firesetting (M-TTAF) may be utilised to guide approaches to risk assessment and management.
|Title of host publication||The psychology of arson|
|Subtitle of host publication||A practical guide to understanding and managing deliberate firesetters|
|Editors||R M Doley, G Dickens, T A Gannon|
|Place of Publication||Abingdon, Oxon |
|Number of pages||17|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|