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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.

Prevention and Intervention: Risk, Resilience and Recovery
Prevention and Intervention: Risk, Resilience and Recovery

In this final chapter, approaches to prevention, intervention and punishment of anti-social behaviour are discussed, making links to the earlier discussion of politics. While it is not possible to evaluate in depth, an overview of common approaches is provided. The impacts and effectiveness of methods will be compared and contrasted, for example, forms of early prevention and intervention such as diversion, “restorative justice” and “boot camps”. Possibilities for dealing specifically with group anti-social behaviour is also overviewed, before concluding with a summary of factors that are associated with success.

Concern about anti-social behaviour has resulted in a substantial body of risk and resilience literature alongside an array of education, policy and practise ...

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