Anti-Social Behaviour by Andrew Millie

By Andrew Millie

Runner up within the British Society of Criminology e-book 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 an incredible quantity of political, social, media, public coverage and educational curiosity in recent times.

utilizing energetic case reviews 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 factors and kinds of ASB
  • Theoretical framewords for ASB and ASB keep an eye on
  • How the united kingdom bargains with ASB in comparison to different international locations
  • The upward push of the ASBO
  • Alternative enforcement suggestions
  • Methods of prevention
  • The destiny for ASB

Anti-Social Behaviour is interesting examining for all Criminology, Sociology and Social coverage scholars.

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For instance, a conference was held in 2007 at the University of Tasmania in Hobart considered the prospects of applying British policy on ASB to Australia. In North America – and in the United States in particular – there is a long history of work to tackle incivilities, minor disorders and ‘quality of life’ crimes. This book feeds into these wider debates. It also draws on such literature and experiences from outside Britain where appropriate. Hopefully the book is of use to scholars, practitioners and students interested in the control of low level ‘unacceptable’ behaviours, wherever they are.

However, it does hint at a particular urbanity to ASB (of which more is not later). 375bn Total Source: Home Office 2003b. Public perceptions about anti-social behaviour As ASB is such a subjective concept it is important to consider public perception of incidence. The first place to look is the British Crime Survey (BCS)4 which has for a number of years included questions on perceived levels of ASB or disorder. For instance, for the past six sweeps of the BCS respondents have been asked to indicate how much of a problem seven different forms of ASB are where they live (within 15 minutes of home).

All the key predictors were broadly associated with urban and/or poorer areas. For instance, for the variable ‘drug use or dealing’, the key predictors were: being of black and minority ethnic/mixed origin; living in social housing; and having no qualifications. There was a negative relationship with being of retirement age and with having a university degree or equivalent. For the variable ‘rowdy teenagers on the street’ the predictors were: living in London; living in social housing; being aged 18–30; having no qualifications; and being of black and minority ethnic/mixed origin.

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