December SciBar

Wednesday 4th (TBC):’Catching Fire: Towards a Better Understanding of Arson‘ talk by Dr Faye Horsley, Forensic Psychologist and Lecturer at Newcastle University

Within the field of forensic psychology, our understanding of arson, when compared to other crimes is limited. This is despite the fact that arsonists are an extremely complex offender sub-group. In this talk I will outline some of the existing research, and suggest that a change in direction is required. I will present findings from two studies conducted with people who use fire, and explain why these findings could be of use in improving our understanding of arson.

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