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Juvenile fire-setting: A review of treatment programs
Psychology, Psychiatry and Law
  • Katarina Fritzon, Bond University
  • Mairead Dolan, Monash University
  • Rebekah Doley, Bond University
  • Troy E. McEwan, Monash University
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Fritzon, K., Dolan, M., Doley, R., & McEwan, T. E. (2011). Juvenile fire-setting: A review of treatment programs. Psychology, Psychiatry and Law, 18(3), 395-408.

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The current paper provides a review of the literature on juvenile fire-setting, focusing on psychological contributions to the assessment and treatment of this population. The paper discusses research on the actions associated with deliberately lit fires by juveniles, as well as the psychological characteristics of the perpetrators. International perspectives on intervention are reviewed, and in conclusion the paper highlights the need to develop standardised protocols for intervention, which include a systematic assessment strategy for identifying high risk individuals, as well as a structured evidence-based approach to treatment incorporating psychological and fire-educational components.
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Katarina Fritzon, Mairead Dolan, Rebekah Doley and Troy E. McEwan. "Juvenile fire-setting: A review of treatment programs" Psychology, Psychiatry and Law Vol. 18 Iss. 3 (2011) p. 395 - 408 ISSN: 1321-8719
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