Environmental Correlates of School Vandalism
The problem exists in large and small school districts, in schools of economically deprived areas such as centrally located schools, and in “schools of the best caliber, affording the finest opportunities,” such as those located in wealthy suburban areas (Grieder, 1970).
two things seem to be sure. There is no way to police schools or any other kind of property so effectively as to eliminate vandalism and other sorts of violence. Nor will more and more rules do the job. None of us can write a prescription for the solution of this problem, but we must try to understand it, foster understanding by citizens, school personnel, and students, and exercise leadership in improving educational services and ameliorating bad community (social) conditions (1970: 10).
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