The drivers of perceptions of anti-social behaviour

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Dokumentart: Report
Date: 2010-03
Source: Home Office Research Report ; (2010) 34
Language: English
Faculty: Das kriminologische Repository des <a href="">Fachinformationsdienstes Kriminologie</a> enthält forschungs- und fachrelevante Literatur mit dem Schwerpunkt auf "graue Literatur" (Berichte von Ministerien, amtliche Statistiken etc.). Alle Dokumente werden auch in der kriminologischen Literaturdatenbank <a href="">KrimDok</a> nachgewiesen.
Department: Kriminologie
DDC Classifikation: 360 - Social problems and services; associations
Keywords: Asozialität
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Perceptions of Anti-Social Behaviour are driven by processes of interpretation. There is often a mismatch between an objective measure of anti-social behaviour, and perceptions. Based on analysis of available research studies, sourced using a rapid evidence assessment methodology, this report outlines two processes of interpretation that seem to be fundamental in supporting heightened perceptions of Anti-Social Behaviour. First, people use certain ‘shorthand’ ways to judge the level of disorder in an area. Second, perceptions of Anti-Social Behaviour are linked to deeper seated anxieties about the state of society in general, and qualities of neighbourhoods in particular. Interventions that hold the potential to deliver long-lasting reductions in Perceptions of Anti-Social Behaviour are proposed to be rooted in processes of engagement targeted at building empathy and mutual respect.

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