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The classification of deliberate firesetting

Tyler, Nichola, Gannon, Theresa A. (2020) The classification of deliberate firesetting. Aggression and Violent Behavior, . Article Number 101458. ISSN 1359-1789. (doi:10.1016/j.avb.2020.101458) (KAR id:82744)

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Abstract

The construction of typologies and classification systems has proved highly popular in the area of deliberate firesetting, particularly for developing units of explanation for this behaviour. However, the methods and approaches applied to the classification of firesetting have arguably stunted academic and clinical understanding of this behaviour. As a result, firesetting remains poorly understood and meaningful classification systems to guide assessment and treatment are in their infancy. This article aims to review and critique existing classification systems for deliberate firesetting. The strengths and weaknesses of classificatory approaches in the extant literature are considered and suggestions as to how future research may approach classification of firesetting, so as to advance knowledge of this behaviour, are presented.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.avb.2020.101458
Uncontrolled keywords: Firesetting, Arson, Classification, Typologies, Subtypes
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Theresa Gannon
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2020 08:25 UTC
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2021 11:06 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/82744 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Gannon, Theresa A.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5810-4158
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