Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Society: "The reality ... is more complicated."

A survey from Joseph Rowntree Foundation has some interesting figures, via ePolitix.

One in five people said that "rowdy teenagers had a 'fairly big' or 'big' impact on their lives" - whether this is more or less than most people's expectated estimate is debatable, but of more interest is how it matches up to the image portrayed by the media.

And here's some useful advice for the government: "The researchers argue that a balanced approach - where anti-social behaviour orders are only sought after less draconian responses had failed - should be more widely acknowledged and promoted." Prof Hough adds that "measures to re-build the community's own capacity to respond are also crucial." Well, fancy that.

The report can be downloaded here.

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