Firesetting Patterns, Symptoms and Motivations of Insanity Acquittees Charged with Arson Offences

@inproceedings{Green2014FiresettingPS,
  title={Firesetting Patterns, Symptoms and Motivations of Insanity Acquittees Charged with Arson Offences},
  author={Bob Green and Tim J Lowry and Michele Path{\'e} and Ness McVie},
  year={2014}
}
The relationship between mental illness and firesetting remains poorly understood, with limited guidance available for clinicians required to assess mentally ill firesetters. The aim of this study was to describe firesetting behaviour, psychiatric symptoms and motivations at the time of firesetting and identify firesetter sub-groups. Arson offences referred to a Mental Health Court over a 10-year period were reviewed. Data were collected from files of 59 individuals using a structured proforma… CONTINUE READING
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