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Adult Perpetrated Firesetting

Tyler, Nichola and Barnoux, Magali-Fleur (2022) Adult Perpetrated Firesetting. In: Garofalo, Carlo and Sijtsema, Jelle J., eds. Clinical Forensic Psychology: Introductory Perspectives on Offending. Palgrave MacMillan, pp. 397-413. ISBN 978-3-030-80881-5. (doi:10.1007/978-3-030-80882-2_21) (KAR id:89265)

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Deliberate firesetting by adults, is increasingly recognised as a significant international issue that has a considerable impact on the physical, psychological, and economic wellbeing of society. This chapter will first introduce key terminology and then outline the prevalence and incidence of this behaviour. An overview of contemporary theoretical explanations for deliberate firesetting will be provided followed by a discussion of demographic, developmental, and clinical features of individuals who set deliberate fires. Consideration is given to the role of psychopathology in the aetiology of firesetting, including disorders where firesetting is detailed as a specific symptom (e.g., pyromania) and other psychopathological conditions identified as prevalent among those who set fires. Finally, the chapter will conclude with a discussion on current approaches to assessment and treatment.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/978-3-030-80882-2_21
Uncontrolled keywords: Firesetting Arson Pyromania Fire-misuse Fire-starting Fire-raising Offending behaviour Conduct disorder Sexual psychopathology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Nicci Place
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2021 10:29 UTC
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2022 16:42 UTC
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