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Vandalism in Launceston


Winter, R and Frey, R and Mason, R and Bentley, K, Vandalism in Launceston, Tasmanian Institute of Law Enforcement Studies and City of Launceston, Tasmania, Australia (2022) [Contract Report]

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Policy makers and researchers describe vandalism as a ‘wicked’ problem, meaning a social problem which seems to be resistant to solutions. Some other examples of this type of problem might be family violence and climate change. In this report, researchers from the Tasmanian Institute of Law Enforcement Studies have responded to the City of Launceston’s interest in curbing vandalism, with a focus on seven suburbs in the broader local government area. The purpose of this report is to better understand the prevalence of vandalism; to better understand the theoretical approaches to vandalism and to explore potential strategies for responding to vandalism. A multi-method approach was adopted which included a quantitative analysis of data provided by Tasmania Police and Council; a wide-ranging literature review; and a collation of interventions for vandalism, mostly at the local government level.

Item Details

Item Type:Contract Report
Keywords:vandalism, developmental psychology, collective impact
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Criminology
Research Field:Causes and prevention of crime
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the law
Objective Field:Crime prevention
UTAS Author:Winter, R (Dr Romy Winter)
UTAS Author:Frey, R (Dr Ronald Frey)
UTAS Author:Mason, R (Mr Ron Mason)
UTAS Author:Bentley, K (Ms Kaylene Bentley)
ID Code:149456
Year Published:2022
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2022-03-31
Last Modified:2022-04-08

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