Oct. 29, -- As California continues to burn, authorities reportedly believe that arsonists started most of the 10 fires that already have claimed at least 16 lives and an area the size of. Taylor JL, Thorne I, Robertson A, Avery G. (). Evaluation of a group intervention for convicted arsonists with mild and borderline intellectual disabilities. Crim Behav Ment Health. ;12(4) Murphy G, Clare I. Analysis of motivation in people with mild learning disabilities (mental handicap) who set fires.
The case notes of N = adult arsonists referred for forensic psychiatric assessment over a year period were examined for differences between . Addressing the behaviour of adult arsonists The devastating fire at Grenfell Tower in London recently, reminded us all off the ferocity and dangers of fire. Though the fire started in a fridge-freezer on the fourth floor. The growth of the fire is believed to have been accelerated by the building’s exterior cladding.
Although studies have been done on arsonists who are men, few have been done on those who are women, Alick Wang and colleagues, of McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, said in . Magali Barnoux, Theresa A. Gannon, Caoilte Ó Ciardha, A descriptive model of the offence chain for imprisoned adult male firesetters (descriptive model of adult male firesetting), Legal and Criminological Psychology, /lcrp, 20, 1, (), ().
A series of adult arsonists is described with particular reference to motives for fire-raising and psychiatric diagnosis. All had been referred for pretrial psychiatric reports and were assessed by routine clinical methods, supplemented where possible by the Personality Assessment Schedule. The media attention devoted to catastrophic wildfires often fuels copycat arsonists. Motives for Arson. Motive is defined as the inner drive or impulse that is the cause, reason, or incentive that.
Both arsonists and violent offenders were mostly male, poorly educated, unskilled and unemployed at the times of committing their crimes; and 79% of the arsonists and 58% of the control group had used public health services for treatment of their mental symptoms before the crime. This difference was significant (p = ). A series of adult arsonists is described with particular reference to motives for fire-raising and psychiatric diagnosis. All had been referred for pretrial psychiatric reports and were assesse A Psychiatric Study of Adult Arsonists - K J B Rix, Skip to main content.