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“Neatly and succinctly takes readers through ways to understand and interpret the label of ‘antisocial’ behaviour in a wider context, showing how it is socially, historically and culturally produced as well as understood in professional health and policing or correctional contexts.” - Cathy Coleborne, University of Newcastle, Australia “A timely work given the present global shift in the use of social media and violence. Cate Curtis’ book serves as a multinational mini-meta-analytic review of anti-social behaviours” - Richard Langford, University of Hawaii West Oahu “Cate Curtis’ coverage in this book is breath-taking. It is centred on challenging taken for granted assumptions concerning the three Rs: ‘risk’, ‘resilience’ and ‘recovery’ whilst questioning what is respectable everyday activities and extreme behaviour in culture and society.” - Shane Blackman, Canterbury Christ Church University Cate Curtis seeks to disrupt assumptions about anti-social behaviour by bringing together a host of key concepts and theories applicable to the field. Going beyond individualised discussions, the book explores broader concepts such as the social construction of ‘anti-social behaviour’, ‘risk’ and ‘resilience’, and the social contents and influences under which these are most likely to occur. An excellent companion for researchers and postgraduate students in of anti-social behaviour across criminology, social psychology, sociology and social work.

Ordinary Anti-Social Behaviour: Everyday Hassles
Ordinary Anti-Social Behaviour: Everyday Hassles

Low-level anti-social behaviour such as minor property damage, fighting, theft and graffiti are common in early and mid-adolescence with at least one in five adolescents displaying anti-social behaviour at some stage (though this varies markedly by country, likely at least in part due to definitional issues; see, e.g., Hayward & Sharp, 2005; McAtamney & Morgan, 2009). Though there is some variation, the most common types of anti-social behaviours in adolescence were fighting in approximately one-third, theft and property damage (Smart, Vassallo, Sanson, & Dussuyer, 2004). However, although the problematic behaviour engaged in by some young people may be what first comes to mind, “everyday” acts of anti-social behaviour are committed by a variety of people ...

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