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Antisocial Behaviour Strategy

The Antisocial Behaviour etc. Scotland Act - 2004 provides that a person engages in antisocial behaviour if they:

'Act in a manner that causes or is likely to cause alarm or distress; or pursue a course of conduct that causes or is likely to cause alarm or distress to at least one person not of the same household as them.'

It is emphasised that the behaviour must be unreasonable and behaviour that is different from the norm will not be categorised as antisocial behaviour. In this respect, raising the tolerance and awareness of the needs of other individuals or groups is an important aspect of tackling antisocial behaviour.

Behaviour that is a direct result of disability, or a medical or developmental condition is not considered to be antisocial behaviour.

The full Antisocial Behaviour Strategy document is available from 'Related Downloads' section of this page.

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