Pyromania

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  • Arsonist Case Study

    Psychological behavior in arsonists Arson is a crime that occurs worldwide, it has an immense impact on the victims and the community the arson takes place in. Arson leads to major financial damage, serious injury, or even death. In many cases in attempting to link psychiatric abnormalities to the arsonists have been focused on sexual motivation for firesetting. This psychiatric flaw has been linked to urination, homosexuality and cruelty to animals in the childhoods of firesetters have all been documented. Those who set fires other than for profit are frequently called pyromaniacs. In the first research article, Firesetters Admitted to a Maximum Security Psychiatric Institution published in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence in December 1996. In this study, Harris and Rice took note that most of the previous studies of not-for-profit firesetting, revenge was a common motive. They compared a group of firesetters in a maximum security psychiatric facility to patients without histories of firesetting using, staff ratings, and role-play measures. The Firesetters were less assertive than other patients in situations that required verbal expression of anger, disappointment, and hurt feelings, and they described themselves along with others, shy and withdrawn. They projected themselves with problems of shyness, social seclusion and difficulty in the expression of anger have all been noted in other arson studies (Harris and Rice, 1991). The results from this research…

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  • Argumentative Essay On Pyromania

    Pyromania is an impulse control disorder in which the individual cannot resist the urge to deliberately set fires, sometimes going as far as committing arson. Arson, the criminal act of intentionally setting fires, causes destruction worldwide. For instance, the Santiago Canyon fire of 2007 consumed over 28,000 acres of California and cost around 21.6 million dollars in damage. I remember these fires specifically because I have family in California who witnessed this, the fire being extremely…

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  • How Does Pyromania Affect Families

    Genius hour Why do people that have pyromania disorder what to burn thing and how can we help? What is pyromania and how does it affect family’s, how do we help, and is there any Scientific research that will give us a better understanding of a pyromania. Explain why Pyromaniac is a serious illness. What is pyromania and how does it affect families? Pyromania is an impulse control Disorder, and it doesn’t only happen in adults and adolescents but also in children. About 1% of…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Cyberstalking

    leading to fire setting in interest and fascination for fire. In the second stage children between five and nine begin experimenting and playing with fires, at this stage children are too young to understand the consequences. The final stage is fire setting, it happens when children get older and continue to set fires even when they are aware of the consequences and what it can do. Pyromania refers to an impulse to set fires to things. The literature in pyromania in the book Criminal Behavior: A…

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  • Hannibal Psychoanalysis

    not having remorse for others or the guilt for what he was doing, also his possession of being able to act charming to others, major depressive disorder that he suffered from the death of his family, kleptomania pyromania characterized by difficulties in resting urges to engaged in behavior that is excessive and ultimately harmful to others. Some associated features for Hannibal 's antisocial and psychopathic disorder. His antisocial behavior like lying, killing, his ability to unnerve others,…

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  • My Sister's Keeper Character Analysis Essay

    When his sister has cancer and the other sister is important to save the other one’s life, Jesse does not stand out in the family. The fact that Jesse is not often mentioned throughout the story thoroughly supports that he really wants attention from his family and no one pays attention to him. As a response to the neglect towards him, he often acts out and is very blunt towards his parents. We know that Brian, the father of the family, is a firefighter. Jesse is an arsonist and a pyromaniac,…

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  • Serial Killers: A Psychological Analysis

    certain aspects or certain signs that uncomplicated the classification of serial killers. Researchers have identified three main behavioral, warning signs that are a common occurrence in these killers called the Psychopathological Triad. The first of the triad is enuresis or bedwetting. Simple as it may sound, researchers are sure that it is a “sign of significant and even dangerous emotional disturbance” (Schechter 25). This problem is a perpetual occurrence in 60 percent of sex-murderers…

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  • Serial Killer Outline

    serial killer. II. What are their motives? There’s usually 6 phases of a serial killer. The first phase is the Aura Phase, where the serial killer starts losing grip on reality. The second phase, the Trolling Phase, when the killer searches for the victim. Third, The Wooing Phase, the killer lures his victim in. Fourth, The Capture Phase, where the victim becomes entrapped. Fifth, The Murder or Totem Phase, the emotional high for the killer. Last, but not least, the sixth phase, the Depression…

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  • Neurotic Disorder Characteristics

    notice that things are not getting better they fall into the depression neurosis. For example, someone finds out that their spouse had an affair and now he or she wants a divorce and full custody of the kids. They have been in depression for some time since the request for the divorce. However, when the divorce becomes final the person begins to lose weight, not eating, feeling more hopeless and decides to kill themselves. This this an illustration of depression neurosis. There are a few more…

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  • Barn Burning Themes

    Family is one of the most important bonds that we all need. These bonds are formed at birth, and our families are meant to stay united through every possible situation. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Sometimes family bonds lessen due to a variety of factors, but in Faulkner’s Barn Burning and in Diaz’s Fiesta, family bonds are put to the test because of each of the fathers’ poor decisions. In Barn Burning, the father’s pyromania forces the family to have to leave town and start a…

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