Vandalism and Anti-Social Behaviour across Late-Modern Societies
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It has been a central argument of this book that vandalism is far from random and sporadic, but when it is ‘filtered’ through the lens of cultural criminology we can see that it is highly patterned and systematic, if not predictable. Vandalism may be predictable to a certain extent, but as we have argued using many examples, it is multifaceted, in places sophisticated and inspirational in others, asinine, repulsive and offensive. The focus of much of this work has been on the United Kingdom — although we have used examples from around the world, in particular, Australia and the United States — but it is now time to systematically cast our gaze towards other countries, to develop a more international and comparative perspective. In doing so, we can see that in some cases the experience of the United Kingdom is repeated in other countries, but in other instances there are marked social and cultural differences in terms of the experience of vandalism.
KeywordsCriminal Responsibility Situational Crime Prevention Dutch Police Cultural Criminology Acquisitive Crime
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