Anti-Social Behaviour in Britain: Victorian and Contemporary by Sarah Pickard

By Sarah Pickard

Anti-social behaviour is a key factor within the social and political lifetime of Britain within the twenty-first century, as have been respectability and immorality within the Victorian period. Written by way of specialist sociologists, historians, criminologists and political scientists, this interdisciplinary assortment examines anti-social behaviour from a number historic and modern perspectives.


The quantity compares crucial topics, to start with the sorts of anti-social behaviour and secondly the equipment hired by way of governments to repress and keep watch over anti-social behaviour. Compelling parallels emerge throughout the interrelated chapters, that are divided into 3 major parts: the city setting and public areas, the weak and the marginalised and game and leisure.


This finished assortment is the 1st to ascertain anti-social behaviour from such an inclusive and wide-ranging place. It establishes transparent parallels among the 2 classes relating to varieties of ASB and the way they've been handled via successive governments, arguing that anti-social behaviour and political responses to it are in no way new phenomena.

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