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A snapshot of serial arson in Australia
A snapshot of serial arson in Australia
  • Rebekah M. Doley, Bond University
Date of this Version
1-1-2009
Document Type
Book
Publication Details

Interim status: Citation only.

Doley, R. M. (2009). A snapshot of serial arson in Australia. Köln, Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing.

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2009 HERDC submission. FoR code: 1602; 1701

© Copyright Lambert Academic Publishing AG & Co. KG and licensors, 2009. All rights reserved.

ISBN
978-3-8383-1128-9
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Abstract

Studies into arson commonly have two underlying assumptions: 1) that arsonists are in some way different from non-arsonists; and, 2) that repeat arson offenders are quantifiably different from one- time arson offenders. In general these suppositions have remained implicit in the research, with few empirical investigations examining their veracity or otherwise against a sound theoretical model. The current project sought to establish how applicable these assumptions are in the Australian context. In the process a profile of Australian arsonists has been clarified and the concept that arsonists can be differentiated from each other and from other types of offender on the basis of certain personal characteristics and offence features was supported. This information has relevance to arson treatment, rehabilitation and crime prevention applications.

Citation Information
Rebekah M. Doley. A snapshot of serial arson in Australia. 1stKöln, GermanyA snapshot of serial arson in Australia (2009) p. 151pp
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/rebekah_doley/4/