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Revenge, excitement, or profit: why do people commit arson?

By Xanthe Mallett, Forensic Criminologist, University of Newcastle
Joel Robert McGregor, Lecturer in Criminology, Swinburne University of Technology
The huge blaze that struck Randle Street in central Sydney last week is now the subject of an arson investigation, authorities have confirmed.

Many details remain unclear, including the safety and whereabouts of some of the people who were reportedly sleeping rough in the building, as well as the nature of any criminal charges that…The Conversation

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