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|Antisocial behaviour can be describe as intimidating or threatening behaviour, which effects law abiding citizens. It can result in people being scared, violent acts and damage to property, with reduces the quality of life.|
|1. Antisocial behaviour can
take many forms. For example:
rowdy, noisy behaviour
vandalism, graffiti and fly-posting
dealing or buying drugs on the street
setting off fireworks late at night
|Select one of the examples listed above and write a detailed description, in the space below. You may wish to write about your own personal experience of the example you have chosen.|
|2. The government is very concerned about antisocial behaviour and its consequences to individuals and communities. They have introduced a variety of strategies to counter this type of unpleasant behaviour. Read the strategies outlined below:|
|A. Individual support
Court orders that target antisocial 10-17 year olds, imposing rules designed to stop their bad behaviour. For example, restricting the time they are allowed out of their home (called a ‘curfew’).
B. Agreements and contracts
Non-legal agreements, contracts and warnings. For example, an agreement to behave in a responsible manner, so that an antisocial family can live in their own home rather than be evicted.
C. Youth specific interventions
Youth inclusion programmes for antisocial teenagers 13 - 16 years old, who have also committed crimes, or who are believed to be at risk of committing crimes in the future. For example, young people who have stolen cars - sending them on a driving or mechanics course. The aim is to make them respect cars and the property of other people.
|Do you think these strategies work? Explain your answers.|
|3. What would you like to see happen to a person or group of people in your community who regularly act in an antisocial manner?|
|4. In the space below design a ‘STOP ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOUR’ badge. The badge is to be worn by young people of your age. The badge will be worn during a government campaign to stop antisocial behaviour. During the campaign there will also be TV / radio advertisements, a poster campaign, talks in schools etc........ you are to produce a rough version first, followed by an accurate coloured version.|
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