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Firesetting, arson, pyromania, and the forensic mental health expert.

@article{Burton2012FiresettingAP,
  title={Firesetting, arson, pyromania, and the forensic mental health expert.},
  author={Paul R S Burton and Dale E. Mcniel and Ren{\'e}e L. Binder},
  journal={The journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law},
  year={2012},
  volume={40 3},
  pages={
          355-65
        }
}
Firesetting is a common behavior that is frequently encountered by forensic mental health experts when consulting on criminal and civil legal cases. Despite its prevalence, minimal attention has been paid in the literature to conducting firesetting-related forensic evaluations. In this article, we discuss the differences in the behavior of firesetting, the crime of arson, and the diagnosis of pyromania. The literature on adult firesetter characteristics, classification systems, recidivism, and… 

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