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Research Brief - Violent and Disruptive Pupils: School Vandalism

National Children's Bureau Information Service

Figures on the extent of violent and disruptive behaviour in schools tend to be unreliable, mainly because of the difficuities of definition that are involved. However, recent studies indicate that behaviour of this kind is more common in secondary than in primary schools, among boys rather than girls, in urban as compared to rural areas, and among low ability, disadvantaged pupils.

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