Arson: a review of the psychiatric literature
The author identifies the motivation for arson and the characteristics which typify the arsonist. The review is conducted in the light of statistics provided by the Fire Brigade, Police, and Insurance Agencies. Both areas of agreement and doubt are addressed, together with topics for further psychiatric research.
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