• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

What is anti-social behaviour? How does the government tackle it? And what would you do to tackle it?

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

´╗┐What is anti-social behaviour? How does the government tackle it? And what would you do to tackle it? Antisocial behaviour is any aggressive, intimidating or destructive activity that damages or destroys another person's quality of life. For a person to be considered to have an ASBO the behaviour has to be persistent and not just a one off. There are different types of behaviour which determine whether a person should gain an anti-social behaviour order including harassment (intimidating behaviour, violence), nuisance behaviour (loud music), yobbish behaviour (graffiti, vandalism) and environmental anti-social behaviour (fly-tipping). ...read more.

Middle

The police can also help prevent any antisocial behaviour. The police can issue on the spot fines (fixed penalty notices) for some types of antisocial behaviour, such as littering and dog fouling or offensive behaviour at or near a football match. The police have powers to seize and retain vehicles if the owner has been driving in such a way as to cause alarm, distress or annoyance to members of the public. The police can also apply for a court order to close down properties where there has been serious or persistent antisocial behaviour. ...read more.

Conclusion

The majority of people who have an anti-social behavioural order are usually in their teens and early twenties suggesting that it may be issues at home that cause people to participate in anti-social crimes. One way I feel would be a beneficial way of dealing this would be to introduce a system where families who have proven issues with anti-social behaviour gain ?counciling? that will help discover the root of the issue and help them get round it. This way the main issue can be eradicated and issue of anti-social behaviour can hopefully be dealt with efficiently. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Sociology section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month
  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work