Vandalism is the behaviour attributed originally to the Vandals, by the Romans, in respect of culture: ruthless destruction or spoiling of anything beautiful or venerable. The term also includes criminal damage such as graffiti and defacement directed towards any property without permission of the owner.

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Research Into Vandalism
... Criminological research into vandalism has found that it serves many purposes for those who engage in it and stems from a variety of motives ... Stanley Cohen describes six different types of vandalism Acquisitive vandalism (looting and petty theft) ... Tactical vandalism (to advance some end other than acquiring money or property – such as breaking a window to be arrested and get a bed for the night in a police cell) ...
Antivandalism - As A Crime - Reaction of Authorities
... In view of its incivility, punishment for vandalism can be particularly severe in some countries ... In Singapore, for example, a person who attempts to cause or commits an act of vandalism may be liable to imprisonment for up to 3 years and may also be punished with caning ... Vandalism in the UK is construed as an environmental crime and may be punished with an ASBO (Anti-Social Behaviour Order) ...
Crime In Newcastle - Crime Statistics
... The Newcastle city council area also has higher than average domestic violence and vandalism rates ... stated that the majority of this vandalism was carried out by 16- to 25-year-olds, and that the vandalism was a symptom of "boredom, drinking, anger and frustration" ...
Spice Boys (footballers) - Scandals and Controversies - Vandalism, Humour, Pranks and Orgies
... This media focus meant that players were caught each time they were behaving like this and their behaviour and lack of decorum- such as their antics at the Liverpool Football Club 1998 Christmas party with drinking, sex toys and strippers (labelled as the "most debauched Christmas party in the world...ever" by The Independent) highlighted for the nation their infamy, and got them castigated by the media to such a large degree that it warranted national attention and outcries for lack of discipline and effort, on the basis that these players owed a duty of care to their national team, and that their lack of discipline would affect their professionalism ... Older players like Ince and McManaman were also blamed for being a negative influence on the younger stars, like Jamie Carragher, who was photographed stripping his Hunchback of Notre Dame costume and cavorting with a stripper and wielding whipped cream, before having sex in front of revellers in Liverpool's 1998 costume party- an incident marked by newspaper The Guardian as one of the top 10 examples of footballers behaving badly ...
Samu (Homo Erectus) - Vandalism
... for winter and was inspected once a week, the vandalism is assumed having taken place between January 28 and February 4 ...

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