Understanding The Enemy: Profiles and Motivations of an Arsonist
Kendra Weikman | FireLink.com - For sources, see Editor's note.
Extremist Motivated Arson
Extremist Motivated Arson is committed to further a social, political, or religious cause. The types in this category are terrorism, and discrimination riots/civil disturbances.
The crime scene reflects an organized and focused attack by the offender(s). Multiple offenders are common to this arson.
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When confronting with obvious overkill in setting the fire, investigators should be aware of the possibility of extreme concentrations of flammable or combustible materials used to set the fires. Unexploded incendiary devices may be found at the scene.