The Psychology of Vandalism

  • Arnold P. Goldstein

Part of the The Springer Series in Social Clinical Psychology book series (SSSC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Why Study Vandalism?

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      Pages 1-15
  3. Definitions and Demographics

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      Pages 17-30
  4. Causation

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      Pages 31-45
  5. Intervention: Alternative Strategies

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      Pages 47-60
  6. Intervention: Implementation Tactics

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      Pages 61-71
  7. Intervention: Combinations and Evaluations

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      Pages 73-85
  8. Ecovandalism and Psychological Inquiry

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      Pages 87-112
  9. Research Appendix

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-116
    2. Harriet H. Christensen, Ken Mabery, Martin E. McAllister, Dale P. McCormick
      Pages 117-126
    3. G. Roy Mayer, Tom Butterworth, Mary Nafpaktitis, Beth Sulzer-Azaroff
      Pages 127-147
    4. Terri L. Pedersen
      Pages 157-169
    5. Sylvia Warzecha DeMore, Jeffrey D. Fisher, Reuben M. Baron
      Pages 171-182
    6. Harold G. Grasmick, Robert J. Bursik Jr., Karyl A. Kinsey
      Pages 183-198
    7. G. Roy Mayer, Mary Nafpaktitis, Tom Butterworth, Pam Hollingsworth
      Pages 199-212
    8. Pavel Pablant, James C. Baxter
      Pages 213-233
    9. David Ley, Roman Cybriwsky
      Pages 235-244
    10. Diane M. Samdahl, Harriet H. Christensen
      Pages 245-254
    11. Robert M. Krauss, Jonathan L. Freedman, Morris Whitcup
      Pages 273-290
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 291-296

About this book


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.


Criminology Evaluation Mediation behavior intervention prevention psychology

Authors and affiliations

  • Arnold P. Goldstein
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  1. 1.Syracuse UniversitySyracuseUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4899-0178-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-0176-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2528
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