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Revisiting Arson from an Outpatient Forensic Perspective
Forensic Psychiatry Center,
National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Clinical/Education Division, Palo Alto Veterans Health Care System, Menlo Park Division,
(Received 19 August 1998; accepted 23 September 1998)
Progress in the understanding of individuals who commit arson has been on a slow but steady course over the past two decades. From our review of court-ordered outpatient forensic psychiatric evaluation of individuals charged with arson over a five-year period, preliminary prototypical profiles of the psychotic, mentally retarded, alcohol abusing, and mood-disordered firesetter are offered. The clinical-legal relevance of our results are explored.
forensic science, arson, firesetting, psychiatry, psychosis, alcohol abuse, pyromania, mental disorder, psychiatry, dangerousness
Paper ID: JFS14508J
Title Revisiting Arson from an Outpatient Forensic Perspective
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