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ERIC Number: EJ184606
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Publication Date: 1978
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An Aesthetic Theory of Vandalism
Allen, Vernon L.; Greenberger, David B.
Crime and Delinquency, 24, 3, 309-21, Jul 78
An aesthetic theory of vandalism is proposed, which posits that variables accounting for the enjoyment associated with socially acceptable aesthetic experiences are similarly responsible for the pleasure associated with acts of destruction. Several studies provide support for hypotheses derived from the aesthetic theory of vandalism. (Author)
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