Fire-Raising: Its Motivation and Management

Fire-Raising: Its Motivation and Management

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In recent years, fire-raising has become an increasing problem in Britain and elsewhere, and now involves many professionals in the investigation and management of those who set fires. The motives of fire-raisers are complex and their behaviour is hard to change. Herschel Prins sets the problem in an historical and anthropological context, examines the size of the problem, its investigation and motivation, in a way which will enable more effective management.Statistics supplied by courtesy of the Special Hospitals Service Authority. ... Any errors of interpretation are mine. ... A non-fatal casualty is defined as an instance of a person requiring medical treatment beyond first aid given at the scene of the fire or needing ... and C.D. Webster (eds), Clinical Criminology: The Assessment and Treatment of Criminal Behaviour, Toronto, Clarke Institute of Psychiatry, 1985.

Title:Fire-Raising: Its Motivation and Management
Author:Prof Herschel Prins
Publisher:Routledge - 2002-09-11


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