|Department:||School of Social Sciences and Psychology|
|Keywords:||1701 Psychology; School of Social Sciences and Psychology|
|Full text PDF:||http://vuir.vu.edu.au/25851/|
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.