MILLIE, A., 2007. Looking for anti-social behaviour. Policy and politics, 35(4), pp. 611-627.
‘Anti-social behaviour’ (ASB) has become a high-profile concern in political and policy
debate in the UK.For instance,according toTony Blair (2003) it is ‘for many the number
one item of concern right on their doorstep’. In this article evidence is presented that
ASB is not a major concern for most people. Rather, concerns are concentrated in
certain deprived and/or urban areas and in town and city centres.Within these areas it is
also possible to overidentify or misidentify – albeit challenging – behaviour asASB.What
this means for understandings of ASB, and policies to deal with it, is considered.