Arson (One of Our Favorites)

Arson is a crime that involves burning down a structure of any kind when you shouldn’t. Usually, you shouldn’t. Even burning your own home down – without the intention of committing insurance fraud, just for fun – is most often a crime because of the public safety issues involved. Many states have laws that identify different degrees of arson, in the same way that different degrees of murder are identified, depending on whether the structure-burning was relatively benign, or whether it was a more violent act – for example, if there were people inside the structure.