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ERIC Number: ED131601
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jul
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Understanding Vandalism.
Blauvelt, Peter D.
All types of school vandalism have a monetary cost, but they also have a social cost. Monetary costs are arrayed against social costs, giving four basic types of vandalism according to the major effects vandalism can have, regardless of motive. Prevention priorities should be established to control the two types of vandalism with high social cost, then vandalism with high monetary cost and low social cost. The least effort should be expended to control vandalism with both low monetary and social cost. Control strategies depend on controlling access to the school by making it a place that in some sense is continuously occupied by some form of human or mechanical presence that will deter or respond to the vandal. (Author/MLF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Adapted from the forthcoming book by S.D. Vestermark, Jr. and Peter D. Blauvelt, "The Effective School Security Program" (West Nyack, N.Y. and Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Parker Publishing Company and Prentice-Hall, Inc.)