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ERIC Number: ED140453
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
School Vandalism in Alberta: An Investigation into the Nature, Costs, and Contributing Factors.
This report begins with an assessment of the status of vandalism in Alberta's schools, with particular emphasis on the costs of vandalism. Determination of the costs is made by school size and such factors as whether the school is rural or urban, public or private. Next an examination is made of the literature on the nature and causes of vandalism. After observing the difficulties in preventing vandalism, several proposals are made for dealing with the problem. These proposals consider such factors as building design, building use, and security systems. The study also attempted to ascertain qualitative differences between public and private schools that could account for the marked differences in losses caused by vandalism. Factors taken into consideration were school climate, cachement area, school-community relations, architectural design of the schools, and security provisions. No differences were found. Recommendations for the reduction of school vandalism are given. (Author/IRT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Lethbridge Univ. (Alberta).
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Planning and Research Branch.
Identifiers - Location: Canada