ERIC Number: ED157198
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Coping with Vandalism in Family, School, and Community.
Reilly, Dennis M.
One of 52 theoretical papers on school crime and its relation to poverty, this chapter states that youthful vandalism is a multidetermined problem that has its roots not simply in the personality of the vandal but also in interaction with peer, family, and community systems. The costs of vandalism are noted, and various intrapsychic and sociocultural theories of causation are reviewed. A general theory of delinquency is proposed, that emphasizes the central role of the family as the mediating system between the individual and society. Finally, a model is proposed for dealing with vandalism that includes school-based prevention, the principle of personal reparations, family therapy, and recommendations for broader social changes. (Author/MLF)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Council on Crime and Delinquency, Hackensack, NJ. NewGate Resource Center.
Note: Chapter 30 of "Theoretical Perspectives on School Crime, Volume I"; For other papers in this volume, see EA 010 729-768