A conceptualization of firesetting in children and adolescents.

  title={A conceptualization of firesetting in children and adolescents.},
  author={David J. Kolko and Alan E. Kazdin},
  journal={Journal of abnormal child psychology},
  volume={14 1},
Juvenile firesetting has been studied from different perspectives and by multiple disciplines. Although evidence has begun to emerge regarding the antecedents and correlates of firesetting as well as characteristics of firesetters and their families, the findings and their conceptual bases remain somewhat diffuse. This paper integrates major findings reported in the juvenile firesetting literature and provides a tentative model of firesetting risk based on the current evidence. The model… CONTINUE READING

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