Antisocial Behavior

Crossley, Stephen (2015) Antisocial Behavior. In: International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences. Elsevier, pp. 790-795. ISBN 9780080970875

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Issues of 'deviance,' 'delinquency,' 'disorder,' and 'incivilities' have occupied politicians and policy makers for many years. The current widespread policy focus on 'antisocial behavior' draws heavily on theories, which advocate early intervention for low-level nuisance and disorder, to break perceived links with more serious subsequent criminal behavior. This 'widening of the net' of forms of social control associated with these issues has necessitated that social workers curb the behavior of alleged unruly people. This control function potentially places practitioners at odds with widely held social work ethics and value and has implications for social work practice and education.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: L400 Social Policy
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2018 14:00
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 19:30

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