Crime Prevention and Community Safety

, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp 1–15

Responding to anti-social behaviour: Analysis, interventions and the transfer of knowledge

  • Karen Bullock
Original Article

DOI: 10.1057/cpcs.2010.19

Cite this article as:
Bullock, K. Crime Prev Community Saf (2011) 13: 1. doi:10.1057/cpcs.2010.19

Abstract

This article examines contemporary responses to anti-social behaviour (ASB) in England and Wales. Drawing on empirical evidence, it examines how ASB problems are understood and prioritised by practitioners; the nature of the interventions developed and implemented to address problems; and the ways in which outcomes are evaluated. The article points to how systematic analysis of ASB problems is unusual and responses are usually reactive; there has been a focus on enforcement interventions rather than on the development of broader solutions to problems; and evaluation of outcomes is weak. These findings are discussed in relation to the development of the ASB agenda in England and Wales. Implications for solving problems are discussed.

Keywords

anti-social behaviour analysis enforcement transfer of knowledge 

Copyright information

© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Ltd 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Karen Bullock
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SociologyUniversity of SurreyGuildfordUK

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