Anti-Social Behaviour Essay

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YP 016-03: Support young people who are involved in anti-social and/or criminal activities Section 1 The causes and circumstances that may contribute to the anti-social and/or criminal activity of young people including personal, physical, psychological and social factors Anti-social behaviour is often fuelled by wider social exclusion problems such as poverty, family stress, truancy and school exclusion, drug/alcohol dependency and community disorganisation. The causes and circumstances that contribute to children and young people engaging in criminal or anti-social behaviour are many and varied. The risks of involvement are identified at community, school, family and child levels. Family: Poor parental discipline and supervision, family conflict and history of problem behaviour, parental attitudes that condone anti-social and criminal behaviour, low income, poor housing, (poverty and depravation See P150-152). School: Low achievement beginning in primary school, aggressive behaviour (including bullying), lack of commitment (including truancy), school disorganization. Community: Living in a disadvantaged neighbourhood, disorganisation and neglect, availability of drugs and alcohol, high population turnover and lack of neighbourhood attachment, community laws and norms favouring drug use, weapons, violence and crime, media portrayals of violence. Personal (child): Hyperactivity and impulsivity, low intelligence and cognitive impairment, alienation and lack of social commitment, attitudes that condone offending and drug misuse, early involvement in crime and drug misuse, friendships with peers involved in crime and drug/alcohol misuse. Risk factors cluster together in the lives of the most disadvantaged children and young people. The chances of these children becoming involved in anti-social behaviour increase in line with the number of risk factors.
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