Ups Lv3 Unit 12 Crime and Its Effect on Society P1

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Unit 12 crime and its effects on society P1 outline current crime and disorder legislation Crime has a massive impact on how civilians act on a day to day basis, understanding which pieces of legislation do what will make sub categories of crime, as follows: Impact of anti-social behaviour As you can expect to see there are often impacts of anti-social behaviour. This can include criminal damage to both private and commercial property, such as houses, schools, shops and even high-street buildings, this can be expensive for the council to re-build. For example it costs local authorities large amounts of money every year to remove. Anti-social behaviour does cover many things such as: * Nuisance neighbours, for example being noisy/aggressive. * *Rowdy* Behaviour, for example groups of people congregating. together in car parks and throwing items, etc. * Yobbish behaviour which includes intimidating others. * Buying and selling drugs on the street. * Begging and drinking alcohol in public. * Dumping rubbish in the streets, abounding cars. * Vandalism including fly tipping and graffiti. Public perception of crime The types of behaviour identified above can be make the public very fearful of crime and disorder in a public environment, and give the perception that crime is everywhere and that we should fear crime. In most cases our fear of crime is much higher that the likelihood of us actually being a victim of crime. The media This term refers to television, radio, newspapers, the internet and magazines to name but a few, when looking at crime, the media can often present a distorted view of reality which can in turn make us more fearful of crime. In essence, the media need to have newsworthy stories for us to read and so will select the most shocking stories to report on. This can give the public the impression that such

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