Women and Arson: A Demographic Study

    Volume 30, Issue 2 (April 1985)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 11


    Wiederlight, M
    Assistant medical director, Forensic Psychiatry Clinic for the Criminal and Supreme Courts, New York, NY

    Harmon, RB
    Administrative manager, Forensic Psychiatry Clinic for the Criminal and Supreme Courts, New York, NY

    Rosner, R
    Medical director, Forensic Psychiatry Clinic for the Criminal and Supreme Courts, New York, NY

    (Received 8 August 1984; accepted 19 September 1984)

    Abstract

    This study describes women accused of setting fires in the City of New York who were evaluated between 1980 and 1983 at the Forensic Psychiatry Clinic for the New York Criminal and Supreme Courts. Consideration is given to their age, ethnicity, history of prior mental illness, abuse of controlled substances, economic status, family background, education, and employment. Their methodology, planning, and targeting for their firesetting behavior, as well as reported motivations for engaging in arson, are also considered.


    Paper ID: JFS11827J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11827J

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    Title Women and Arson: A Demographic Study
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    Committee E30