Punishing Anti Social Behaviour

In: Social Issues

Submitted By benlmdb
Words 551
Pages 3
Punishing anti-social behavior does not get to the root of the problem: social and economic inequality.

Since a few years, the press underscored that some behaviors were unpleasant and were characterized of anti-social. This means that laws and customs are exceed by rowdy youngsters in general. Many observations in the press show that it is a growing phenomenon which is a real problem for the country in which occurs. Nowadays the main solution is just to punish. That's why it is legitimate to ask if punishing those acts is the only way to solve this problem by it's root. Few solutions are mentioned but among all of them, one seems most effective, it consists in reducing economic and social inequalities. This essay is going to argue that the solution of this issue resides in the best balance of both elements.

To start with, we have to define what does “anti-social behavior” mean. The main definition is that it is a catch-all term to describe neighborhood disturbing. In fact, it encompasses all behaviors that are against the law.

A few people think that the solution of anti-social behavior is to find the rowdy youngsters who disturb the life of others and to punish them by putting them into a jail, or make them paid for what they did. Of course it is going to be effective in a way, because when you punish someone, no matter how, it discourages him to repeat what he did. Nevertheless in this case of anti-social behavior, it concerns so much people that it is going to be difficult to punish them all. Nevertheless, somehow, it is essential to punish when someone transgress the law, it is part of the law but it is not sufficient. If the struggle against anti-social behavior wants to be efficient, it needs to be added with the reduction of economic and social inequalities.

Punishing someone who had an antisocial behavior is not going to fully solve...