Arson is a crime. When someone deliberately sets fire to a building, vehicle, etc. they do not own and they want to cause damage, it is called arson.
Hereof, what do arsonists use to start fires?
E. Professional arsonists will often set multiple ignition points connected by a fire-spreading trailer such as a flammable liquid, smokeless gunpowder, rags, twisted ropes or newspaper, waxed paper or even fabric softener strips.
Subsequently, question is, what are the different types of arson?
The classifications are: serial arson, spree arson and mass arson. Serial arson is as many as three fires set at different locations and each fire has a cooling off period between the sets. Spree arson is as many as three fires at different locations with no cooling off period between sets.
What are the 4 key elements of fire investigation?
In fire investigation work as in real estate, the three most important things are: location, location, and location i.e., fire origin, fire origin, and fire origin. The determination of the fire origin, through a systematic process, is the beginning point for an investigator's findings and opinions.
Is Arson a mental illness?
It is important to differentiate several key terms related to firesetting, as not all firesetters have committed arson. Furthermore, most arsonists do not meet the diagnostic criteria for pyromania. In short, firesetting is a behavior, arson is a crime, and pyromania is a psychiatric diagnosis.