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NCJ Number: 207606 Find in a Library
Title: Juvenile Firesetting: A Research Overview
Author(s): Charles T. Putnam; John T. Kirkpatrick
Date Published: May 2005
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 1999-JS-FX-0005
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America

Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report outlines existing research and theories related to juvenile firesetting and recommends strategies in the prevention of juvenile firesetting.
Abstract: As a result of work conducted by the National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) in 2002, this report, funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention provides a structure to frame existing research and theoretical formulations of juvenile firesetting behavior, identifies gaps in current knowledge about juvenile firesetting, and proposes a set of empirical questions pertinent to the professional communities for researchers to address. Directions for future research are recommended in the areas of a national juvenile firesetter survey, a firesetting classification system, and identifying and evaluating promising intervention and treatment programs. Juvenile firesetting is a serious and persistent problem. Enlisting the aid of the research community will help the field to better understand how and why juvenile firesetting occurs, to determine the types of juveniles involved in firesetting, and to establish the best practices to combat it. References
Main Term(s): Juvenile fire setters
Index Term(s): Arson factors; Arsonists; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Juvenile delinquency research; Juvenile delinquency theory; Juvenile offenders; OJJDP grant-related documents
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