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NCJ Number: 76578 Find in a Library
Title: Interviewing and Counseling Juvenile Fire-setters
Corporate Author: Leddy Film Productions Inc
United States of America
Project Director: P Scarpello
Date Published: 1980
Sponsoring Agency: Film Communicators
North Hollywood, CA 91601
Leddy Film Productions Inc
Bakersfield, CA 93304
Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: Film Communicators
11136 Weddington Street
North Hollywood, CA 91601
United States of America

Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Vignettes of firefighters counseling juvenile fire setters are presented in this film. Each vignette illustrates the importance of physical environment, establishment of rapport, determination of the child's level of understanding, and the overall verbal behavior of the interviewer.
Abstract: Each vignette is shown twice: first, to illustrate some ineffective counseling techniques and to encourage discussion; and second, to suggest more effective techniques. The vignettes include interviews with a 6-year-old boy, a 10-year-old boy, and a 15-year-old boy. In addition, brief interviews are conducted with a child who does not talk, a normal-looking retarded child, a child who lacks concern, and a hysterical child. The film suggests some possible motivations for the juvenile fire setters depicted such as loneliness, revenge, or peer pressure and advises that interviewers are most effective when showing caring and understanding.
Index Term(s): Arsonists; Audiovisual aids; Counseling
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