Introduction: Deliberate firesetting: An overview

Rebekah M. Doley, Geoffrey L Dickens, Theresa A. Gannon

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Throughout this volume we have aimed to provide a practical and pragmatic resource to assist professionals in their work with firesetters, firesetting and victims of this powerfully destructive behaviour. The text is divided into four parts:
Part I: theories and typologies
Part II: legal, investigative and preventative issues
Part III: assessment and risk assessment
Part IV: treatment, needs and management
To aid accessibility, each chapter is summaries by an opening series of key points and by a concluding precis of practice implications. In this opening chapter we orientate the reader to the topic by outlining the key issues in deliberate firesetting as we understand them.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe psychology of arson
Subtitle of host publicationA practical guide to understanding and managing deliberate firesetters
EditorsR M Doley, G L Dickens, T A Gannon
Place of PublicationAbingdon
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9780415810685
Publication statusPublished - 2016


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