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NCJ Number: 36366 Find in a Library
Title: SURVEY OF MAJOR INCIDENTS OF VANDALISM CAUSES, AND PREVENTIVE MEASURES EMPLOYED IN TEXAS PUBLIC JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOLS
Author(s): J E DAVIS
Date Published: 1971
Page Count: 108
Sponsoring Agency: Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Thesis/Dissertation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS SURVEY WAS DESIGNED TO DETERMINE THE CHARACTERISTICS OF MAJOR ACTS OF VANDALISM, OF VANDALS, OF THE SCHOOLS WHICH HAD EXPERIENCED MAJOR ACTS OF VANDALISM, AND THE EFFECTIVENESS OF PREVENTIVE MEASURES.
Abstract: THE SURVEY FOUND THAT MAJOR ACTS OF VANDALISM USUALLY OCCURRED ON SATURDAY NIGHT BETWEEN 8:00 PM AND 12 MIDNIGHT AND THAT THE TYPICAL VANDAL WAS AN ANGLOAMERICAN JUNIOR HIGH STUDENT BETWEEN 12 AND 14 YEARS OLD WHO WAS UNSATISFACTORY IN SCHOOL ACHIEVEMENT. THE PRINCIPAL'S OFFICE WAS THE SCHOOL AREA MOST LIKELY TO RECEIVE VANDALISM DAMAGE. EXTRA LIGHTING OUTSIDE SCHOOL BUILDINGS WAS THE PREVENTIVE MEASURE MOST OFTEN EMPLOYED AND THOUGHT MOST EFFECTIVE.
Index Term(s): Audiovisual aids; Crime prevention measures; High school education; Microforms; Offenders; School vandalism; Surveys; Texas
Note: DISSERTATION - EAST TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY
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