ERIC Number: ED234472
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Alternatives to Vandalism: "Cooperation or Wreckreation."
Scrimger, Glen C.; Elder, Rory
Recommendations for preventing school vandalism and theft are provided in this guide. Following an introduction which cites factors related to school violence and steps which can be taken to reduce crime, the following general measures are discussed: (1) firm and fair school discipline including codes of conduct; (2) enforcement against loitering and intruders; (3) financial restitution for damages and the liability of parents for their child's actions; and (4) keeping the community informed of the problem and consequences of school vandalism. Characteristics of successful vandalism prevention programs are then briefly described, followed by examples of a variety of programs which involve students and the community including pride and awareness programs, neighborhood watch programs, student-centered and curriculum-oriented programs, and alternative education programs. In order to assist individual schools in assessing their school climate, a 69-item checklist is provided. (DC)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Codes of Ethics, Community Involvement, Crime Prevention, Discipline, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Legal Responsibility, Nontraditional Education, Parent Responsibility, Program Descriptions, Program Development, School Community Programs, School Community Relationship, School Vandalism, Stealing, Student Participation
School Safety Center, Office of the Attorney General, 555 Capitol Mall, Suite 655, Sacramento, CA 95814.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Office of Criminal Justice Planning, Sacramento.; Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (Dept. of Justice), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California State Office of the Attorney General, Sacramento. School Safety Center.
Identifiers - Location: California