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An Investigation of Arson and Fraud
A thorough examination of arson - what it is, who does it and how to investigate it.
# 63918 | 2,842 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Feb 18, 2006 in Criminology (Forensics) , Criminology (General)

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This paper begins by giving a definition of arson and shows some recent arson statistics. The paper then looks at the issue of arson and fraud and discusses which kinds of people commit arson. A discussion about how arson is investigated and the types of evidence used in an investigation is included.

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"More than half of all arson crimes are committed by juveniles. "Juveniles now account for 55 percent of Arson related arrests." In some figures compiled by the state of Maryland, they found their juvenile arrest rate was over 60%. And, 10% of those juvenile arrests were under 8 years of age! A full 53% of all juvenile arson arrests in Maryland were under the age of 18. A breakdown of reasons for setting arson fires by juveniles shows that the largest percentage is vandalism, some 61%/ Other reasons include juvenile fireplay, spite or revenge, some sort of domestic situation (that is, arguing with Mom and Dad, and setting something in the house or yard on fire, including the family car). A very small fraction of juvenile arson was caused by attempts to conceal a crime."

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