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Title: Criminal Psychological Profiling of Serial Arson Crimes
Contributor(s): Kocsis, Richard (author); Cooksey, Ray Wagner  (author)
Publication Date: 2002
DOI: 10.1177/0306624X02238159
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Abstract: The practice of criminal psychological profiling is frequently cited as being applicable to serial arson crimes. Despite this claim, there does not appear to be any empirical research that examines serial arson offence behaviors in the context of profiling. This study seeks to develop an empirical model of serial arsonist behaviors that can be systematically associated with probable offender characteristics. Analysis has produced a model of offence behaviors that identify four discrete behavior patterns, all of which share a constellation of common nondiscriminatory behaviors. The inherent behavioral themes of each of these patterns are explored with discussion of their broader implications for our understanding of serial arson and directions for future research.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 46(6), p. 631-656
Publisher: Sage Publications
Place of Publication: United States of America
ISSN: 1552-6933
Field of Research (FOR): 111714 Mental Health
HERDC Category Description: C6 Editorship of a Scholarly Journal
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