"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."
- 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.
Cate Curtis teaches social psychology. Her research interests include the construction and conceptualization of "risk" and "resilience," particularly as they pertain to young women, and social factors implicated in "anti-social behavior."
Introduction 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