A Preventive Approach to School Violence and Vandalism: An Experimental Study


The investigators attempted to employ strategies that would attack identified perpetrators of school violence and vandalism existing within schools. Results indicated that the dollar costs of vandalism and frequency of inappropriate student behavior decreased more in experimental than in control schools.


  • Tom W. Butterworth
  • G. Roy Mayer

Prevention Level

  • Primary


  • Administrators
  • District Contacts
  • PBS Coaches
  • PBS Teams

System Impacts

  • District Team
  • State Team
  • Whole School


  • Elementary School
  • High School
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Mental Health
  • Middle School
  • Systems