ERIC Number: ED239941
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Juvenile Firesetter and School Arson Prevention Programs.
Karchmer, Clifford L.
Designed to provide background information and assistance to educators developing arson prevention programs in the schools, this report reviews existing programs and recent research on juvenile firesetting. Following an introduction, information is divided into four sections. Section 1 emphasizes curiosity and emotional disturbances as underlying causes of juvenile arson and summarizes psychological research on the subject. Section 2 outlines the following firesetting motivations: vandalism, revenge, spite, jealousy, crime concealment, intimidation, and profit. Section 3 provides guidelines for developing effective prevention programs while section 4 surveys the growing problem of school-based arson. Lists of useful organizational resources and print materials conclude the report. (LP)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Community; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Aetna Life and Casualty, Hartford, CT.