Accession Number:

ADA053943

Title:

Arson: A Dilemma for the Criminal Justice System.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

SAM HOUSTON STATE UNIV HUNTSVILLE TEX INST OF CONTEMPORARY CORRECTIONS AND THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

112.0

Abstract:

This paper examines the reasons why arson investigation is a problem within the criminal justice system. This study looks at why arson is a neglected crime trends in rates of arson increase and the inadequacies of published statistics are discussed current thinking and practices concerning arson investigation are presented how the problem of arson is addressed in three Texas communities is viewed and recommendations toward an organizational model are presented. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE