Has there been a rise in ASB, or has there been a rise in people complaining about children playing, which is then dealt with under the label ‘ASB’?
As Penny Wilson says:
“Do we see a group of children chalking on the pavement as a traditional and harmless play activity?
Do we see it as ‘Encouraging older children to feel that graffiti is permissible?’
”Sitting in a housing office I hear an officer describing a young man in shockingly negative ways. Looking out of the window during this monologue, I see the same young man helping an elder along the street with her heavy shopping.“
Some wisdom from the Wilson: go read it.