antisocial personality disorder

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antisocial personality disorder

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A personality disorder characterized by chronic antisocial behavior and violation of the law and the rights of others.
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Noun1.antisocial personality disorder - a personality disorder characterized by amorality and lack of affectantisocial personality disorder - a personality disorder characterized by amorality and lack of affect; capable of violent acts without guilt feelings (`psychopathic personality' was once widely used but was superseded by `sociopathic personality' to indicate the social aspects of the disorder, but now `antisocial personality disorder' is the preferred term)
personality disorder - inflexible and maladaptive patterns of behavior
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Chief Inspector Andy Bullman, of Walsall Police, said: "There is no doubt the appointment of a victims champion will enhance the service provided to those people across the borough who are adversely affected by anti-social behaviour.
5 million calls, about 45 per cent of all calls to police, were related to anti-social behaviour (ASB), but experts believe only a quarter of such incidents were reported.
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Charles Clarke, the Home Secretary, said efforts to tackle anti-social behaviour had been particularly successful in "trailblazer" areas such as Birmingham, which had received extra funding to tackle the problem.
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The Mental Health and Well-Being of Ontario Students Report, which was conducted in the spring 2003 as part of the Ontario Student Drug Use Survey, found that one in ten youth in grades 7 to 12 experienced multiple--three or more--mental health issues, including symptoms of depression and anxiety, problem drinking, other drug use and anti-social behaviours, such as vandalism and violence.
A spokesman for the Norton neighbourhood policing team said: "Ocers are currently working with the anti-social behaviour team and youth inclusion and housing to try to identify issues and divert young people who are on the verge of getting into trouble.
During the visit three tenants received a notice of seeking possession of their properties following several issues of anti-social behaviour on the Metro.
Landlords need to adopt a more proactive approach to tackling anti-social behaviour with a fundamental shift towards more preventative work.
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The HM Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) report, published today, found that while a newly-installed IT system means police are able to identify anti-social behaviour hot spots, the force is still unable to identify vulnerable or repeat victims of crime.
Of those, 62 were burglaries, 369 were reports of anti-social behaviour, 23 robberies, 41 vehicle crimes, 108 violent crimes and 291 other crimes.