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NCJ Number: 77604 Find in a Library
Title: Preventive Approach to - Vandalism and Theft in Kentucky Schools, Volume 1 - School/Community Programs
Corporate Author: Kentucky Dept of Justice
Office of Crime Prevention
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 37
Sponsoring Agency: Kentucky Dept of Justice
Frankfort, KY 40601
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

Kentucky Dept of Justice
Office of Crime Prevention
State Office Building Annex
First Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This booklet is part of a two-volume set intended to assist Kentucky school administrators in selecting appropriate programs for the prevention of vandalism and theft through activities that motivate students and the public to respect school property.
Abstract: That such programs are needed is attested to by a 1978 Kentucky survey of the State's school districts which revealed that more than $1.4 million was expended during the 1977-1978 school year because of vandalism and theft. The physical security approaches recommended require making school buildings less vulnerable to vandals and thieves by installing locking devices, better lighting, and strict control over public access to the school facility. Student and community activities include a wide spectrum of programs which involve school administrators, community leaders, the police, and media, in addition to students, teachers, and parents in program planning. Among general measures recommended is a firm and fair discipline in the school, reduction of unnecessary loitering, direct restitution for damages, and public information about the problem schools have in protecting public property. Poster contests, teacher's guides on crime prevention, police visits to schools, competitive school pride programs, student juries, and peer pressure among students are other pursuits to be encouraged. Appendixes contain definitions of offenses, a code of conduct, and suggestions for interviewing a suspected student. Illustrations are provided. For volume two, see NCJ 77603.
Index Term(s): Community crime prevention programs; Crime prevention measures; Kentucky; School security; School vandalism
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