- 鳴門教育大学研究紀要 (ISSN:18807194)
- vol.22, pp.234-240, 2007
Arson is not a major part of misbehavior of delinquents. However, we should not overlook this type of offence because arson could make a great damage on others' properties or lives at once. It is important to discuss why they commit arson and how we should treat them. This article focuses on motivation of juvenile fire setters. Two arson cases are mentioned and three different kinds of motives are discussed; hate, unhappiness, and reset of unpleasant situation. They may have damaged self-images and unpleasant feelings pile up inside them. Finally, they can not keep such feelings inside and vomit them by fire setting. They could have psychological problems and we must consider how we should treat them to avoid re-offence.