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Anti-social

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Anti-social behaviour is that lacking in judgement and consideration for others, ranging from careless negligence to deliberately damaging activity, vandalism and graffiti for example. Someone behaving in an anti-social manner may be a manifestation of an antisocial personality disorder.

Anti-social behaviour in the UK

In 2003, the British government proposed legislation to counter anti-social behaviour - the Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003. This introduced Anti-social behaviour orders which are civil orders which if broken can result in imprisonment of up to five years.

The Crime and Disorder Act 1998 defines anti-social behaviour as behaviour "caused or was likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to one or more persons not of the same household."

Pro-social beheviour

The counter part of Anti-Social Behaviour is Pro-Social Behaviour. Pro-Social Behaviour is any behaviour intended to help or benefit another person, group or society. To determine what is Pro-Social Behaviour, we observe the underlying goal (motive) that initiates and drives the behaviour rather than the actual outcome of the behaviour. True Pro-Social behaviour is intentional.

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