- Subject index
This wide-ranging anthology offers a variety of perspectives with excerpts from books and current articles from research journals, plus four original contributed articles. Topics covered include the major types of sex crimes and offenders, therapies, juvenile sex offenses, and nuisance sexual offenders. This book is designed as a stand alone or as a supplemental text to Sex Crimes, 2/e. Features of this text include: Cutting-edge articles by top scholars in the field Major units of the reader parallel and enhance the contents of Sex Crimes 2/e
Chapter 16: Criminal Behavioral Assessment of Arsonists, Pyromaniacs, and Multiple Firesetters: The Burning Question
Criminal Behavioral Assessment of Arsonists, Pyromaniacs, and Multiple Firesetters: The Burning Question
In order to fully understand and appreciate the context presented here, it is first necessary to operationalize the concept that is the basis for this article. Arson may be described as “the willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft, personal property of another, etc.” (Department of Justice, 1980). Firesetting is a broader, more general term because the act does not require intent on the part of the individual. Thus, a person can engage ...