antisocial behaviour


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antisocial behaviour

Behaviour that is verbally or physically harmful to other people, animals or property, including behaviour that severely violates social expectations for a given environment.

Antisocial behaviour is a component of antisocial personality disorder, as defined by the American Psychiatric Association in the DSM-IV.
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The main objections from people living in the area include increased problems with antisocial behaviour caused by the sale of alcohol.
This order would help to combat some of the problems Cheslyn Hay has seen recently with criminal damage, alcohol related litter and antisocial behaviour," he added.
Mr Blair denied that antisocial behaviour orders had not been used as widely as hoped, insisting: ``They have had a huge impact.
We have swept over 60 products off the market because their design appealed to children or encouraged antisocial behaviour.
Canton councillor Ramesh Patel said: "To me, the level of antisocial behaviour is greatly reduced from the old days.
Complaints of antisocial behaviour involving a council tenant should be reported to South Tyneside Homes on (0191) 423 4000.
In the south and north west of the city, officers are urging youngsters to take advantage of the summer schemes available in an effort to deter them from antisocial behaviour.
He said: "Ministers support efforts to highlight the destructive impact that antisocial behaviour has.
This is an example of our commitment to work with our partners to target individuals committing crime and antisocial behaviour.
The multi-agency task force will tackle quality of life issues for local residents such as fly-tipping, noise, nuisance neighbours, dodgy drivers and antisocial behaviour hot spots.
Residents will also be encouraged to report antisocial behaviour.
There really is no excuse for anyone to be involved in any form of antisocial behaviour.