Below is a list of frequently asked questions about arson risk assessment.
FAQ about the Center for Arson Research:

Q. 1. How do we request an evaluation?

A. Please contact the Center by calling 215-843-2115 to reach our confidential answering service or email us at

Q. 2. How much does an arsonist profile evaluation cost?

A. Please request a fee schedule and one will be sent to you.

Q. 3. How long will it take to get an evaluation?

A. An appointment is generally made within the same week of the request and the evaluation is scheduled to be completed within the next two-three weeks with a comprehensive written report to follow.

Q. 4. Who does the evaluations?

A. Center evaluators who have a wide background in mental health, fire investigation, delinquency, mental retardation, juvenal and adult justice system

Services offered:

  • Firesetting evaluations
  • Cold case consultation
  • Expert witness testimony
  • Treatment planning
  • Case consultation
  • Media interviews
  • Pre and post sentence recommendations
  • Seminars on arson subtypes, criminal profiling and interviewing techniques

If you have additional questions that are not addressed in this list, please call one of our expert arson evaluators today. We would be happy to answer any questions you have about our arson profiler services.