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Author Willis, Matthew, 1965-

Title Bushfire arson : a review of the literature / Matthew Willis
Published Canberra, ACT : Australian Institute of Criminology, 2004


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  364.1640994 Wil/Baa  AVAILABLE
Description x, 156 pages ; 25 cm
Series Research and public policy series / Australian Institute of Criminology ; no. 61
Research and public policy series, 1326-6004 ; no. 61
Research and public policy series ; no. 61
Research and public policy series. 1326-6004 ; no. 61
Summary This monograph provides a review of previous studies on arson and deliberate firesetting, beginning with an examination of Australian and overseas research on arson in urban-structural settings. Particular emphasis is given to looking at the motives and profiles of people who light fires. The report then examines the factors underlying arson in Australian bushland settings and how the knowledge gained from earlier studies can be applied to bushfire arson. The report considers the impacts of deliberately lit bushfires and looks at issues around prevention of bushfire arson and treatment of arson offenders. The author presents a typology of deliberately lit bushfires and gives special consideration to firesetting by children and firefighters. The report concludes with proposed directions for future work to build our understanding of bushfire arson
Analysis Bushfires
Bushfire prevention
Reviews of research
Notes On title page: ACT Department of Justice & Community Safety; Bushfire CRC
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 149-156
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Copyright Australian Instititute of Criminology 2004
Subject Arson -- Australia.
Arson -- Psychological aspects.
Arson -- Prevention -- Australia
Grassland fires -- Australia -- Prevention.
Forest fires -- Australia -- Prevention.
Author Australian Institute of Criminology.
Australian Capital Territory. Department of Justice and Community Safety.
Bushfire CRC (Australia)
LC no. 2005363684
ISBN 0642538514