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NCJ Number: 40145 Find in a Library
Title: WHO IS AN ARSONIST?
Journal: SECURITY WORLD  Volume:14  Issue:3  Dated:(MARCH 1977)  Pages:13
Author(s): F MCGEHAN
Corporate Author: Security World Publishing Co, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 1
Sponsoring Agency: Security World Publishing Co, Inc
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: HIGHLIGHTS OF A COMPREHENSIVE STUDY ON THE MAJOR CHARACTERISTICS OF BOTH PSYCHOPATHIC ARSONISTS AND ARSON-FOR-PROFIT CRIMINALS.
Abstract: THE AUTHOR NOTES THAT THE TYPICAL PYROMANIAC IS A YOUNG MALE OF BELOW AVERAGE INTELLIGENCE WHO COMES FROM A BROKEN HOME AND HAS LIVED UNDER FRUSTRATING OR HARSH CIRCUMSTANCES MOST OF HIS LIFE. THERE IS A STRONG LIKELIHOOD HIS MOTIVE FOR SETTING FIRES IS REVENGE AGAINST A PERSON, INSTITUTION, OR SOCIETY IN GENERAL. MANY ARSONISTS ARE ALSO IN TROUBLE WITH THE LAW FOR OTHER UNRELATED CRIMES. OTHER MAJOR TYPES OF ARSONISTS ARE CRIMINALS WHO SET FIRES TO COVER UP THEIR CRIMES, ARSONISTS CONTRACTED TO SET FIRES, AND PERSONS SETTING FIRES TO FRAUDULENTLY COLLECT INSURANCE MONEY....DMC
Index Term(s): Arson; Behavior patterns; Behavior typologies; Insurance fraud; Psychopaths
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