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    Author(s): H.H. Christensen; D.R. Johnson; M.H. Brookes
    Date: 1992
    Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-293. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 277 p
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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    This book is an examination of how vandalism is being approached through research, law enforcement, education, design, understanding human behavior, innovative ideas, and integrated programs. An introductory section provides theoretical and empirical perspectives on vandalism. Chapters describe the role of research in designing against vandalism, psycho-social definitions, and new orientations toward depreciative behavior. Empirical studies of an urban youth subculture, characteristics of (railhead vandalism, effectiveness of trailside sign texts, and a brochure on reducing vandalism are presented. Another section provides perspectives on vandalism policy and prevention by urban managers, including responses by transit agencies in two major metropolitan areas and responses by various communities toward graffiti and other forms of vandalism. Other chapters deal with preventing vandalism to archaeological and recreational sites. Coverage includes rock art vandalism and cultural resource site protection on public and Indian lands Concluding chapters discuss indirect management to protect cultural and natural resources and vandalism in rapidly developing rural areas as influenced by the changing meaning of property access.

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    Christensen, H.H.; Johnson, D.R.; Brookes, M.H., tech. coords. 1992. Vandalism: research, prevention, and social policy. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-293. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 277 p


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