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Female Arsonists: Key Features, Psychopathologies, and Treatment Needs

Gannon, Theresa A. (2010) Female Arsonists: Key Features, Psychopathologies, and Treatment Needs. Psychiatry: Interpersonal and Biological Processes, 73 (2). pp. 173-189. ISSN 0033-2747. (doi:10.1521/psyc.2010.73.2.173) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Female-perpetrated arson is a topic that has received relatively little research attention from either psychiatrists or psychologists. In this review, available research regarding the characteristics, psychopathologies, and current treatment efforts with female arsonists is reviewed. Evaluation of current research with female arsonists suggests that very few researchers have compared female arsonists either to suitable female offender control groups or male arsons. Consequently, clinical knowledge and practice regarding female-perpetrated arson is underdeveloped relative to both other areas of forensic-clinical psychiatry and to knowledge of male arsonists. Suggestions are made for translating current research into arson interventions with female arsonists. Core arenas for future treatment and research provision are also highlighted.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1521/psyc.2010.73.2.173
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Centre of Research & Education in Forensic Psychology
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Theresa Gannon
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2013 12:27 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 11:01 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/35104 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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