Anti-Social Behaviour : A multi-national perspective of the everyday to the extreme
- Cathy Coleborne, University of Newcastle, Australia
"A timely work given the present global shift in the use of social media and violence. Cate Curtis' book serves as a multinational mini-meta-analytic review of anti-social behaviours"
- Richard Langford, University of Hawaii West Oahu
"Cate Curtis' coverage in this book is breath-taking. It is centred on challenging taken for granted assumptions concerning the three Rs: `risk', `resilience' and `recovery' whilst questioning what is respectable everyday activities and extreme behaviour in culture and society."
- Shane Blackman, Canterbury Christ Church University
Cate Curtis seeks to disrupt assumptions about anti-social behaviour by bringing together a host of key concepts and theories applicable to the field. Going beyond individualised discussions, the book explores broader concepts such as the social construction of `anti-social behaviour', `risk' and `resilience', and the social contents and influences under which these are most likely to occur.
An excellent companion for researchers and postgraduate students in of anti-social behaviour across criminology, social psychology, sociology and social work.
- Hardback | 120 pages
- 148 x 210 x 12.7mm | 290g
- 10 Mar 2016
- Sage Publications Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
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Table of contents
Perceptions and Concepts: Constructing Anti-Social Behaviour
The Politics of Anti-Social Behaviour: Policies and Values
Ordinary Anti-Social Behaviour: Everyday Hassles
Anti-Social Behaviour as a Social Activity: Group Processes
New Technology, New Media: Transmitting New Behaviour?
Prevention, Intervention and Punishment: Risk, Resilience and Recovery
This book will be an extremely useful resource across many disciplines, not least criminal justice, social welfare, behavioural economics, psychology, sociology and anthropology as it provides a very good introduction to and explanation of what anti-social behaviour (ASB) is and, indeed, what it is not. -- Donald Urquhart * SCOLAG Legal Journal * A timely work given the present global shift in the use of social media and violence. Cate Curtis' book serves as a multinational mini-meta-analytic review of anti-social behaviours. Each chapter builds developmentally by topic to the concluding chapter that outlines various intervention alternatives. This is a book that will fit well in both undergraduate and graduate courses in psychology, family studies, education (social justice), social welfare, nursing, criminal justice, political science, behavioural economics, sociology, and anthropology. -- Richard Langford In seven chapters, Antisocial Behaviour neatly and succinctly takes readers through ways to understand and interpret the label of `antisocial' behaviour in a wider context, showing how it is socially, historically and culturally produced as well as understood in professional health and policing or correctional contexts. In her innovative SWIFT intervention, Curtis also grapples with new forms of antisocial behaviour as imagined in online spaces, and examines the new ways in which communities and governments have sought to police, `correct', or limit this type of behaviour. The text offers a crisp insightful synthesis of core issues in social psychology. -- Cathy Coleborne
About Cate Curtis