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Where next? Identifying firesetting research priorities
The Psychology of arson: A practical guide to understanding and managing deliberate firesetters
  • Geoffrey L Dickens, Abertay University
  • Rebekah M. Doley, Bond University
  • Therese A. Gannon, University of Kent at Canterbury - U.K.
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Book Chapter
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Dickens, G. L., Doley, R. M., & Gannon, T. A (2016). Where next? Identifying firesetting research priorities. In R. M. Doley, G. L. Dickens, & T. A. Gannon (Eds.), The Psychology of arson: A practical guide to understanding and managing deliberate firesetters (pp. 290-298). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge

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© Copyright, 2016 Rebekah M. Doley, Geoffrey L. Dickens and Theresa A. Gannon

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9780415810685
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Abstract
In this final chapter we identify future research priorities for the advancement of firesetting knowledge. The assumption that underpins the chapter is that the research corpus relevant to firesetting is seriously under-developed relative to that for other problematic or criminal behaviours. If this premise is true, then future developments might result in a body of research that shares a topography with that of violent or sexual offending. Of course, however, this is not to say that similar conclusions will be drawn. Were new studies to proliferate in the field of firesetting, then we would expect to advance to a point where we can confidently talk about 'what works in reducing firesetting recidivism'.
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Geoffrey L Dickens, Rebekah M. Doley and Therese A. Gannon. "Where next? Identifying firesetting research priorities" Abingdon, OxonThe Psychology of arson: A practical guide to understanding and managing deliberate firesetters p. 290 - 298
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/rebekah_doley/33/