The drivers of perceptions of anti-social behaviour

Mackenzie, S. , Bannister, J., Flint, J., Parr, S., Millie, A. and Fleetwood, J. (2010) The drivers of perceptions of anti-social behaviour. Home Office Research Report(34),

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Abstract

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.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Bannister, Mr Jonathan and Millie, Dr Andrew and Mackenzie, Professor Simon
Authors: Mackenzie, S., Bannister, J., Flint, J., Parr, S., Millie, A., and Fleetwood, J.
Subjects:H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Urban Studies
Journal Name:Home Office Research Report
ISSN:1756-3666

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