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A new conceptual framework for revenge firesetting

Barnoux, Magali F.L., Gannon, Theresa A. (2013) A new conceptual framework for revenge firesetting. Psychology, Crime & Law, 20 (5). pp. 1-17. ISSN 1068-316X. E-ISSN 1477-2744. (doi:10.1080/1068316X.2013.793769)

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Revenge has frequently been acknowledged to account for a relatively large proportion of motives in deliberate firesetting. However, very little is actually known about the aetiology of revenge firesetting. Theoretical approaches to revenge-seeking behaviour are discussed. A brief review of how revenge is accounted for in existing theoretical explanations of deliberate firesetting and the known characteristics of revenge firesetters are provided. On this basis, the authors suggest, as a motive, revenge firesetting has to date been misconceptualised. A new conceptual framework is thus proposed, paying particular attention to the contextual, affective, cognitive, volitional and behavioural factors which may influence and generate a single episode of revenge firesetting. Treatment implications and suggestions for future research are also provided.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/1068316X.2013.793769
Uncontrolled keywords: revenge; anger; firesetting; arson; motive
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Centre of Research & Education in Forensic Psychology
Depositing User: Theresa Gannon
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2013 10:56 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 11:00 UTC
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