Anti-Social Behaviour Risk and Management

Summary

This project will establish if there are particular individuals, households and/or areas that are more likely to experience or witness ASB. It will also explore if victims of ASB are more likely than other people to go on to become victims of crime.

This project will provide evidence in relation to who is most likely to experience/witness ASB and the relationship between ASB and crime. Practically, this information will be of use to a range of agencies in helping to accurately assess vulnerability and future victimisation risk.

From a practical perspective, targeted, early intervention with the most vulnerable groups should reduce levels of repeat and multiple victimisation as well as associated costs and harm. This project will seek to set the foundation for a research-informed ASB response.

Research Questions

  • Are there particular individuals, households and/or areas that are more likely to experience or witness ASB?
  • Are ASB victims more likely to become victims of crime? If so, does this relationship differ by ASB/crime type?

Methodology

This project will analyse existing data from the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) and the UK Census. It will use advanced statistical analysis to answer the above research questions.

This project is led by Professor Andromachi Tseloni and Dr Rebecca Thompson.