anti-social behaviour

Tough love, not get tough: responsive approaches to improving behaviour in schools

Briefing that shows that schools which succeed in engaging children and improving behaviour for the long term respond to their pupils’ needs by offering an authoritative approach to discipline which addresses the underlying causes of bad behaviour, which often lie in problems at home.

Does income inequality cause health and social problems?

This report provides an independent review of the evidence about the impact of inequality, paying particular attention to the evidence and arguments put forward in 'The Spirit Level' by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett (2009). Report published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation in October 2011.

Evaluation of the Challenge and Support Programme

Report that sets out findings from a process and impact evaluation of the Challenge and Support (C&S) programme, designed to provide support to young people identified as having committed anti-social behaviour (ASB).

The evaluation included interviews with local coordinators, analysis of management information, a questionnaire survey and case studies.

Results indicated that in many areas, introduction and implementation of the C&S programme has promoted inter-agency working, individualised needs assessment, and effective population segmentation.

Making the case for the social sciences: crime (No. 4)

Booklet, which is the fourth in a series, which offers 'tasters' of social science research projects, which have had an impact on public policy or social behaviour, and helped society to use some of the opportunities now available to address the challenges being faced. This one is based around why people turn to crime.

Prevention and reduction: a review of strategies for intervening early to prevent or reduce youth crime and anti-social behaviour

Review aimed at providing a comprehensive understanding of the key characteristics of ‘what works’ in terms of early interventions to prevent or reduce youth crime or anti-social behaviour.

By drawing on evidence from the international literature, primarily the US where the evidence base is especially strong, it provides a critical evaluation of youth crime interventions in England, where the scientific evidence is less robust.

Into the breach: the enforcement of statutory orders in the youth justice system

This report summarises the findings of a project concerning children under the age of 18 who are in breach of their anti-social behaviour or criminal justice order. The aim of the project was to increase understanding of the way statutory orders are enforced and to make recommendations for change.

Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research: publications

A website resource of briefings, research reports, journal articles and books on the subject of crime and justice.

Young people behaving badly (Radio 4 series: Woman's Hour)

This episode of Radio 4's Woman's Hour series looks at how we should deal with young people behaving badly. In July 2004, the Government announced its new five year plan to tackle crime. Since then there's been much talk of sweeping the streets clean of yobs and cracking down on young offenders. But what is the most effective way of dealing with bad behaviour by young people?

Antisocial Behaviour etc. (Scotland) Act 2004

This Act of Scottish Parliament introduces a number of measures and changes to tackle antisocial behaviour. It contains a range of provisions in the areas of justice, the environment, housing and child welfare, all of which are linked to tackling antisocial behaviour. The Act is in 13 parts.

Anti-social behaviour (Radio 4 series: You and Yours)

This episode of Radio 4's You and Yours series looks at the anti-social behaviour order or ASBO which is now 5 years old. The discussion looks at whether or not ASBOs are an acceptable way to control unacceptable behaviour and asks whether anything can be done to nip bad behaviour in the bud.