Anti-social behaviour, community and radical moral communitarianism

Roger Hopkins-Burke, Philip Hodgson

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This article offers an insight into the lives of individuals who are repeat victims of antisocial behaviour (ASB). Drawing on data derived from 15 case studies, the authors demonstrate the plight that such victims endure on a daily basis. The research reveals that a number of victims feel abandoned by their communities and the authorities and, how for many, there is an overwhelming sense of being “trapped” within their own homes. The article also offers evidence to support previous claims that police crime data only captures a small proportion of the actual number of incidents of ASB that occur. We conclude by proposing an emphasis on individual and community responsibility and suggest that by adopting a radical moral communitarian approach ASB could be reduced as part of rebuilding communities.
Original languageEnglish
JournalCogent Social Sciences
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 13 Apr 2015
Externally publishedYes


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