We received widespread support and encouragement within the NCAVC regarding
this project. We wish to acknowledge the ongoing support of John E. Douglas,
Unit Chief, Investigative Support Unit, National Center for the Analysis of
Violent Crime, FBI Academy. His years of experience in the study of criminal
behavior proved to be a great asset. We are especially appreciative of the encouragement
provided by Dr. David J. Icove, Program Manager, Arson and Bombing Investigative
Services Subunit, NCAVC. His commitment to combating arson through the development
of new strategies remains strong.
We further wish to acknowledge the work of Special Agent Joseph J. Chisholm,
ATF, currently assigned to the NCAVC for his willingness to share his experience
in analyzing this type of crime.
We are especially appreciative of the many weeks invested and the work done
by Patricia Ashby of the NCAVC staff who served as our research analyst on this
project. Her positive attitude and energy enabled this effort to proceed to
a timely conclusion without disruption.