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Title: Anti-social behaviour: concerns of minority and marginalised Londoners
Authors: Millie, Andrew
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: flashmousepublishing ltd / © Internet Journal of Criminology
Citation: MILLIE, A., 2006. Anti-social behaviour: concerns of minority and marginalised Londoners. Internet Journal of Criminology. Available at: http://www.internetjournalofcriminology.com/index.html [Accessed 18 November 2008]
Abstract: In the UK there is currently a lot of political and media attention on what has become known as anti-social behaviour (ASB). Concerns about ASB appear to be higher in deprived and/or urban areas. In particular, people living in London are more likely to suffer from ASB. There is undoubtedly real ASB in London; however, this article argues that people will have different expectations of urban living and use of public spaces, resulting in contested notions or tolerances of what is acceptable or anti-social behaviour. This has implications for people’s acceptance of difference or ‘otherness’. With this in mind, evidence is drawn from 10 focus groups with minority and marginalised Londoners. The article argues that our beliefs and expectations of urban living need to be challenged as this is what urban living is all about. Similarly, we should take on board the focus group participants’ assertion that all can be anti-social rather than focusing on certain groups that ‘don’t fit in’ and entrenching their social exclusion.
Description: This article was published in the journal, Internet Journal of Criminology [© Internet Journal of Criminology] and is also available at: http://www.internetjournalofcriminology.com
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/4012
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