The Equity Control Model as a Predictor of Vandalism among College Students
Investigations into the problem of vandalism have been limited in scope and quantity. Vandalism constitutes a rather common form of aggression, and its roots need to be more thoroughly understood. Basic research on this phenomenon could be an important adjunct to extant work on human aggression. From a practical standpoint, the societal costs of vandalism are simply enormous. Vandalism in American schools, parks, recreation areas, public housing, and transit systems is estimated to cost from $1 to $4 billion per year, and the figure is increasing rapidly (Einolander, 1976; U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee, 1975).
KeywordsBystander Intervention High Equity Defensible Space Human Aggression Forest Service General Technical Report
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