Vandalism

Australia, 1981

Film
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Why does vandalism occur? This film attempts to explore the psychological makeup of the vandal with special attention being paid to motivators like frustration and boredom through dramatisations: young woman on the way to a disco gets harassed; four youths take a joy ride in the hope of torching a school. Film also includes interviews and actual photographs of vandalism provided by the South Australian Police Force. Cast includes Jamie West, Rosanna Cassin, Joe Franco, Tim Glass. Written by John Dick.

Credits

producer

Lesley Hammond

production company

South Australian Film Corporation

Duration

00:14:27:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1981

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

33078

Language

English

Subject categories

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Vandalism

Documentary

Documentary → Docudrama

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Social psychology

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Vandalism

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Adolescent psychology

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Behaviorism (Psychology)

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Social psychology

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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