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Responding to young people's involvement in anti-social behaviour. A study of local initiatives in Manchester and Glasgow

Smithson, Hannah and Flint, John (2006) Responding to young people's involvement in anti-social behaviour. A study of local initiatives in Manchester and Glasgow. Youth and Policy (93). pp. 21-39. ISSN 0262-9798

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    Abstract

    Much current policy and media debates about anti-social behaviour in the UK have
    focused upon the presence and activities of groups of young people in residential
    spaces. Recent legislation has introduced new mechanisms for regulating the conduct
    of young people in public spaces, including anti-social behaviour orders, curfew orders
    and dispersal orders. This article provides a comparative evaluation of two local initiatives
    specifically aimed at reducing anti-social behaviour amongst groups of young people.
    The first initiative comprised the operation of a dispersal order scheme in an area of
    EastManchester. The second initiative involved a social landlord funding additional
    police patrols in a local neighbourhood in Glasgow. The article explores the rationale
    and operation of both these initiatives and the roles and responsibilities for different
    agency and community actors. It continues by identifying the outcomes of the initiatives
    on levels of anti-social behaviour and the wider impacts on community relations and
    exploring the perceptions of housing and police officers, adult residents and young
    people themselves.

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    Additional Information: UoA 40 (Social Work and Social Policy and Administration) © Youth & Policy 2006
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
    H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
    Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
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    Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2007
    Last Modified: 07 Dec 2010 15:14
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