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Firesetting is a common behavior that is frequently encountered by forensic mental health experts when consulting on criminal and civil legal cases. Despite its prevalence, minimal attention has been paid in the literature to conducting firesetting-related forensic evaluations.Cited by: 23.

FirePsych assessments address the needs of an adult population that often includes individuals with serious mental illness, significant cognitive limitations, criminal histories, and/or substance abuse problems while balancing the public safety needs of the community.

Youth Firesetting: An Introduction for Mental Health Counselors By Jerrod Brown, Don Porth, Kathi Osmonson, and Deborah A. Eckberg Introduction In this article, the authors discuss the largely misunderstood behavior of youth firesetting. Youth firesetting is often addressed as a criminal justice-involved matter rather than a mental health and/or.

The result of firesetting may involve both the legal and mental health systems. The problem is more common than is often realized and results in extensive damage.There are more than 62,000 arsons per year in the United States (1). This number is particularly startling considering that only 3% ofAuthor: Stephanie Stockburger, Hatim A. Omar.

Firesetting is a common behavior that is frequently encountered by forensic mental health experts when consulting on criminal and civil legal cases. Despite its prevalence, minimal attention has.