Arson

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Arson

Deliberately setting fire with a destructive intent. Arson can be intended to incite terror; for example, a loan shark may set fire to a building owned by a debtor. Insurance for businesses and homes usually covers arson, though sometimes company owners set fire to their own buildings as a form of insurance fraud.
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Professor Prins has assembled a mass of informative data of great use to professionals and those in the caring agencies who may be involved with treating fire-raising offenders, but the author emphasizes that, in the present state of knowledge the book is not intended as a manual offering definite answers concerning the management of individual cases.
But she stressed that he was destined to be tripped up by his wild impulsive side - which could explain the fire-raising incident that got him jailed.
In 2003, 177 women under 21 were found guilty of fire-raising and vandalism, compared to 122 in 2002, 102 in 2001 and 109 in 1999.
The contest on September 29 was triggered by Watson's resignation from the Scottish Parliament after he admitted fire-raising at a posh Edinburgh hotel.
JD Security: Jason Dickson,27, is linked to assaults and fire-raising.
The springer spaniel can sniff out accelerants and uncover deliberate fire-raising.
A report to Holyrood's Equal Opportunities Committee said one traveller had left due to threats of fire-raising.
A CID spokeswoman said: "We can confirm an incident of wilful fire-raising at the site.
This included 2500 for shoplifting offences, eight for fire-raising and two for handling an offensive weapon.
Edgar earlier admitting breach of the peace and wilful fire-raising.
And last night, a spokesman for Strathclyde Police said: "We are treating this as wilful fire-raising.