Anti-Social Behaviour by Andrew Millie

By Andrew Millie

Runner up within the British Society of Criminology publication Prize 2010

  • What is anti-social behaviour?
  • Can it's handled successfully?
  • Is the matter exaggerated?

From the day-by-day Mail's declare of england being named ‘Yob Capital of Europe’, to the headline in the days of ‘Tearaway given ASBO at 10’, the topic of anti-social behaviour has been given a major quantity of political, social, media, public coverage and educational curiosity in recent times.

utilizing vigorous case stories and examples, Andrew Millie introduces the idea that of anti-social behaviour (ASB) and examines its implications for society within the twenty first century. The chapters explore:

  • The origins of the time period
  • Different motives and kinds of ASB
  • Theoretical framewords for ASB and ASB regulate
  • How the united kingdom offers with ASB in comparison to different international locations
  • The upward push of the ASBO
  • Alternative enforcement techniques
  • Methods of prevention
  • The destiny for ASB

Anti-Social Behaviour is attention-grabbing studying for all Criminology, Sociology and Social coverage scholars.

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Or at what point does their behaviour become anti-social? 2 Contested uses of shared spaces in London Street homeless man begging outside Waterloo City workers drinking in Farringdon Public understandings of anti-social behaviour In a recent national survey (Millie et al. 1). Half answered an open-ended question and half had to choose from a checklist of problems, including some from the Home Office typology (Harradine et al. 2004) and some not usually thought of as ASB. Most thought the government’s focus was on youth problems (71% given the checklist).

And Jones, B. (2004) Defining and measuring anti-social behaviour. Home Office Development and Practice Report No. 26. London: Home Office. Academic work that has looked at definitions includes the following: + + + + Flint, J. (2006a) Housing, Urban Governance and Anti-social Behaviour: Perspectives, Policy and Practice. Bristol: Policy Press. Macdonald, S. (2006) A suicidal woman, roaming pigs and a noisy trampolinist: refining the ASBO’s definition of ‘antisocial behaviour’, The Modern Law Review, 69(2): 183–213.

Some ASB appears to be more anti-social than others. In another national survey (n = 1682) – this time drawing from England, Wales and Scotland – respondents were similarly asked how their quality of life was affected by ASB (Millie et al. 2005a). 3. Across seven categories, only between 6 percent (for begging) and 19 percent (for rowdy teenagers) claimed the ASB had a fairly or big effect on their quality of life. For all categories, the majority claimed the behaviour was not a problem where they lived or, if it did occur, it had no effect or a minor effect on quality of life.

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