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Youth offending

Youth offending, antisocial behaviour, young offenders institutes, crime, rehabilitation.

17December

What is Antisocial Behaviour?

Written by Emma Burbidge Posted in Youth offending

What is Antisocial Behaviour?

Antisocial behaviour refers to how people behave in public. Anyone over the age of 10 can be given an ASBO under the law for behaving antisocially. Behaving antisocially includes drunken or threatening behaviour, property vandalism and graffiti, verbal abuse, harassment, noisy or rowdy behaviour and playing loud music at night.

You might think that this behaviour is harmless and you can get away with it but getting an ASBO can have serious repercussions and you are no longer able to do some of the things which you particularly enjoy.

15October

Dealing with Anger

Written by Emma Burbidge Posted in Youth offending

Dealing with Anger

Dealing with anger can be a very difficult thing. Anger is a natural emotion, and it is perfectly normal for little annoyances to get too much for us or to let people ‘wind us up’. It can also be a natural response to being attacked, insulted, deceived or frustrated.

However, excessive anger could show that you have mental health problems. If your anger leads to harm to others, or others becoming afraid of you because of your anger, then you should contact a doctor or speak to someone close to you.

07October

Two Decades and Eight: a Dream that I hate

Written by Norman Pierpoint Posted in General Advice, Alcohol and drug addiction, Youth offending

Two Decades and Eight: a Dream that I hate

Two decades and eight – a dream that I hate
Trusted in deals and promises that take
Mind is all scarred – turned inwards to hate
Standing on the edge – two decades and eight

These are the lines of a lyric I penned after meeting an ex-offender who was trying to repair his life after a journey that had taken him to hell and back. However, this journey was still continuing as he tried to break the grip that drugs were having on his life.

22May

Young and in trouble

Written by Paula Charalambous Posted in Youth offending

Young and in trouble

If you have been in trouble with the law then you are not alone as many young people find themselves falling into trouble in their early teens. It is important that you understand the law and where you fit in, so that you can take responsibility for your actions and change your behaviour.

A lot of young people think that as they are under 18 it is their parents/carers who will be punished for something they’ve done wrong. This is not always the case.