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 powers contained in the dispersal provisions were not intended to be used as a first resort or in isolation, and it has been just one aspect of a wider strategy to tackle antisocial behaviour.
"Since the zone came into effect at the start of the month, officers have been out engaging with young people in the city centre to reduce the likelihood of antisocial behaviour issues.
We will not tolerate antisocial behaviour and will take swift action to deal with any issues.
"Our campus officers continue to deliver inputs at schools regarding antisocial behaviour.
"If people who have been identified for antisocial behaviour refuse to come in as a voluntary attender then they will be arrested and we will deal with them."
It was introduced to prevent any activities association with child sexual exploitation and antisocial behaviour including, but not limited to, fighting, drinking alcohol, taking drugs and dealing drugs, urinating and littering.
In the meantime, if I was having hassle with antisocial behaviour near my home I would dial 101 every time and get the complaint registered with Police Scotland.
While attempting to overcome these problems in the 1950s, studies began to approach antisocial behaviour from a dimensional perspective, employing self-reports as the main method of research (Thornberry & Krohn, 2000).
Assistant Chief Officer David McGown, of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, said: "Antisocial behaviour, such as deliberate fire-raising and the abuse of emergency service workers, will never be tolerated."
"Newbridge town centre has experienced antisocial behaviour caused by alcohol and drugs misuse in the vicinity of the Calzaghe Bridge in close proximity to The Coffee Vault," the petition reads.
One customer claimed he witnessed two teenagers "run away from a delivery driver" and added: "We've only just got rid of the antisocial behaviour of young people outside of McDonald's, only [for it] to be replaced by this new nuisance."