ERIC Number: ED155824
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Feb
Vandalism in High Schools: An Exploratory Discussion.
Ducey, Michael H.
One of 52 theoretical papers on school crime and its relation to poverty, this chapter proposes that many forms of youthful misbehavior (particularly vandalism in high schools) are rooted in the normal dynamics of culture among youth. Typologies are used for understanding the social organization of the peer group world and the issue of high school vandalism. The roles that the school environment and school personnel play in legitimizing vandalism are discussed and four models for response to high school vandalism are analyzed. (Author/MLF)
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Sponsor: National Inst. for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Dept. of Justice/LEAA), Washington, DC.; Illinois Law Enforcement Commission, Springfield.; Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Council on Crime and Delinquency, Hackensack, NJ. NewGate Resource Center.
Note: Chapter 9 of "Theoretical Perspectives on School Crime, Volume I"; For other papers in this volume, see EA 010 729-768