Antisocial Behaviour - Essay

Topics: Antisocial personality disorder, Abuse, Person Pages: 3 (902 words) Published: April 19, 2012
Antisocial Behaviour

In Britain antisocial behaviour between young people is a widely argued subject in the British media. More and more Brits at the age 13-18 are dropping out of school or work-based training and refuse to return. These young people are more than likely to face criminal action possibly leading to a fine or community sentence.

But when we are talking about the term “Anti-social Behaviour”, then we need to know what it exactly means. The British “crime disorder act” of 1998 describes the term "... an anti-social manner, that is to say, in a manner that caused or was likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to one or more persons ..." So to simplify, Antisocial behaviour is when a person is forced by his or hers environment to cause harassment to one-self or the persons surroundings, and as far as I understand the subject antisocial behaviour does not have to be of criminal nature, but it is more than likely to be so. In 2007 the percentage of 16 to 17-year-olds not in education, employment or training was 9 percent.

It is exactly these young people who are the targets for becoming antisocial. So how do you make sure that these unfortunate teenagers don’t end in this so unfortunate situation and is it possible to force the teenagers to behave in a more civilised way? There are actually many suggestions for a solution to this nationwide problem. Some of them are quit controversial and are more likely to stop antisocial teenagers doing crime, than to prevent teenagers to not at all become antisocial.

One of these alternative solutions is the “Mosquito” which is a sonic device that gives out a piercing noise audible only to teenagers and people in there early twenties. This device has been installed as a “yob” (slang for an antisocial person) deterrent at nearly 3,000 locations such as grocers and shopping malls across Great Britain. This Mosquito is a camouflaged speaker box not larger than shoebox and it sends out a pulse...
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