Karchmer, Clifford L. Preventing Arson Epidemics: The Role Of Early
Warning Strategies. Aetna Arson Prevention Series. Battelle Memorial Institute.
Abstract: Explains motives behind arson and why prevention is
critical. Offers explanations for the recent increase in arson cases. The
booklet also explains the steps to develop an arson early warning strategy.
An arson early warning strategy allows a community to predict where future
acts of arson are likely to occur. Explains the importance of owner notification
and summarizes the Massachusetts CAPES Program, the New York Landlord Contact
Program, and the New York "Red Cap" Program. Also provides Citizen-Initiated
Aetna Life and Casualty