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Title: Anti-social behaviour, behavioural expectations and an urban aesthetic
Authors: Millie, Andrew
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: © Oxford University Press
Citation: MILLIE, A., 2008. Anti-social behaviour, behavioural expectations and an urban aesthetic. British Journal of Criminology. 48 (3), pp. 379–394.
Abstract: In recent years, the phrase ‘ anti-social behaviour ’ (ASB), as understood in a public order enforcement context, has gained prominence in the United Kingdom, to the extent that it is claimed we now live in an ‘ ASBO nation ’ . In this article, the meaning of ASB is explored as a contested concept. The focus is on urban spaces, where it is argued that understandings of ASB are very much dependent on people’s behavioural expectations for a particular space and time. Moreover, what is regarded as anti-social is also determined by social and cultural norms of aesthetic acceptability. A differential interpretation perspective is suggested, in which the same behaviour can be censured as ASB (or crime), tolerated, or even celebrated. The consequences are discussed.
Description: This article is Closed Access. It was published in the journal, British Journal of Criminology [© Oxford University Press] and is available at http://bjc.oxfordjournals.org/
Version: Closed access
DOI: 10.1093/bjc/azm076
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/4069
ISSN: 0007-0955
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