Of course you can try to catch all the vandalisms, but every new kid on the planet can mean a new vandal on the planet. In this way you’ll keep chasing for more vandals. It’s way easier when you’ll reduce vandalisms for as much as possible before they actually will be created. The only way to really reduce it, is by reducing the tendency for committing such thing. The only way to do this is by making sure he or she has no reasons to do it. The reasons for the vandal are mentioned below:
- vandalism by emotional reasons (the vandal is committing the crime because he’s angry, stressed out or extremely depressed and he vents it into something)
- vandalism by damage (the vandal sees something which is already damaged and gets the tend to damage it more)
- vandalism by boredom (the vandal has nothing else to do and the rest follows)
- vandalism in a group (the vandal is forced to commit the vandalism in order to stay in the group he’s member of and that’s how it begins)
Now that we know the reasons, I’ll try to give some examples in how to reduce this crime.
- to reduce the emotional reasons, you can take the vandal to a psychiatrist. He or she will ask the vandal some questions and, eventually, come with an answer to help him or her.
- Reducing the vandalism by damage is actually quite easy to do, but it’s really expensive. Repairing the damage before the vandal can worsen it is the best way to get the job done.
- Vandalism by boredom is not so hard either, because there’s always something to do except this. As long as you WANT to do something.
- Vandalism in a group is a little harder to do, but if you REALLY want to reduce it, you just need to quit the membership in this group and you don’t need to do anything.
As a school you can give a lesson to inform the students in how expensive the damage could be what the punishments are when you are caught red handed. The teachers themselves can give them the lesson, but they’ll listen more when a police officer will come in front of the class.