AntiSocial Behavior Enforcement Support and Rehabilitation
Consequently, he has no real capacity for love, kindness, or trust, and can be too carefree about life.The family and negative parental role modeling has been attributed to antisocial behavior. Robins (cited in Wickliffe 2008) made a follow-up study of white children that were referred to a psychiatric clinic for antisocial behavior. It was found that these children’s fathers were found to have problem behaviors as well. Thirty-six percent of them did excessive drinking, 21% had poor study habits, 26% were non-supportive or neglected their children, and 20% were physically cruel. Additionally, 48% of these children’s mothers and 23% of their fathers were either psychologically disturbed or mentally handicapped.In Scotland, the government has issued Antisocial Behaviour Orders (ASBO) to help in the enforcement of antisocial behaviors (Scottish Government Publications 2007). The ASBO is described as a civil order meant to protect the public from behaviors that are likely to or directly cause harm or distress wherever this happens. However, the person affected by the behavior and the person behaving antisocially should not be from the same household. Areas like retail stores, parks, and transport hubs are also included.For a person aged 12 years and above, this order contains the name of the person who is prohibited from doing something to other persons based on the conditions described in the order. For example, it may specify against verbal abuse or entering defined areas. Conversely, the ASBO is not a criminal penalty or is not intended to punish the offender. Therefore, this type of enforcement is very considerate as it regards offenders in a way that will guide them, especially because the perpetrators are young people.For adults, the ASBO is ‘intended to tackle both behavior which is likely to escalate to the criminal level.