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Overview

In The Psychology of Vandalism, Arnold P. Goldstein thoroughly examines the status, causation, prevention, and remediation of vandalistic behavior. Goldstein provides vandal- and environment-oriented explanations and interventions. He includes 169 tactics to reduce vandalism as well as ways for selecting and combining these tactics into programs. A selection of exemplary research reports evaluate diverse vandalism interventions. This reference will benefit graduate students, practitioners, and academics in clinical, social, and environmental psychology as well as criminology.

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Examines the status, causes, prevention, and remediation of vandalism. Looks at vandalism's consequences and costs, profiles the "typical" vandal and his/her targets, and details typologies of vandalism motivation and etiology. Material on prevention and intervention looks at environment-oriented and vandal-oriented strategies, and suggests research design and measurement alternatives. Includes research appendices on cultural resource protection, preventing school vandalism, and sign vandalism. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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'An excellent introduction to the psychology of vandalism....Useful to anyone interested in combating it.'
Contemporary Psychology
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306451409
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 10/31/1999
  • Series: Springer Series in Social Clinical Psychology
  • Edition description: 1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Why Study Vandalism? 1
Ch. 2 Definitions and Demographics 17
Ch. 3 Causation 31
Ch. 4 Intervention: Alternative Strategies 47
Ch. 5 Intervention: Implementation Tactics 61
Ch. 6 Intervention: Combinations and Evaluations 73
Ch. 7 Ecovandalism and Psychological Inquiry 87
References 93
Research Appendix: Cultural Resource Protection: A Predictive Framework for Identifying Site Vulnerability, Protection Priorities, and Effective Protection Strategies 117
Research Appendix: Preventing School Vandalism and Improving Discipline: A Three-Year Study 127
Research Appendix: Countering Sign Vandalism with Public Service Advertising 149
Research Appendix: Theft and Mutilation of Library Materials 157
Research Appendix: The Equity Control Model as a Predictor of Vandalism among College Students 171
Resarch Appendix: Shame and Embarrassment as Deterrents to Noncompliance with the Law: The Case of an Antilittering Campaign 183
Research Appendix: A Search for the Elusive Setting Events of School Vandalism: A Correlational Study 199
Research Appendix: Environmental Correlates of School Vandalism 213
Research Appendix: The Spatial Ecology of Stripped Cars 235
Research Appendix: Environmental Cues and Vandalism: An Exploratory Study of Picnic Table Carving 245
Research Appendix: Increasing Public Involvement to Reduce Depreciative Behavior in Recreation Settings 255
Research Appendix: Field and Laboratory Studies of Littering 273
Index 291
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