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The Young Firelighter: Profile Characteristics and Recidivism Risk Factors

Kurt, Esma (2014) The Young Firelighter: Profile Characteristics and Recidivism Risk Factors. Other Degree thesis, Victoria University.

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Abstract

Firelighting behaviour amongst children and adolescents poses a significant concern for the well-being of the young person and their wider communities. Often difficult to detect, young firelighters account for a fifth of the fires lit in Australia. The focus of this study was to explore the characteristics and profiles of young firelighters in an Australian sample and to determine the rate of recidivism and identify variables that may predict firelighting recidivism risk.

Item Type: Thesis (Other Degree thesis)
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Doctor of Psychology (Clinical)

Uncontrolled Keywords: firelighting behaviour, young firelighters, fire deviant behaviour, children, adolescents, youth, recidivists, firelighting behaviour, intervention, predisposition, risk factors, psychopathology, motivation, child psychology, treatment, Juvenile Fire Awareness and Intervention Program, JFAIP, Victoria, Australia
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1701 Psychology
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Social Sciences and Psychology
Depositing User: VU Library
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2014 05:47
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2014 05:47
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/25851
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