Forensic psychological perspectives on youth gang involvement in juvenile fire setting and bomb making weapons cases: Forensic perspective youth gangs fire setting and weapons

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The purpose of this chapter is to explore issues related to gang-affiliated youth's use of JFSB behavior as a weapon. Too often, the critical analysis of JFSB is circumscribed to the act with little or no consideration of a clinical forensic weapons use motivation. In this case, successful efforts to identify and isolate the origins of such events are more contingent upon a deeper understanding of the subtle processes that explain this particular kind of weapons use by juvenile gang members.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGlobal Perspectives on Youth Gang Behavior, Violence, and Weapons Use
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781466699397
ISBN (Print)1466699388, 9781466699380
StatePublished - Feb 2 2016
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Psychology(all)

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