antisocial personality disorder

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antisocial personality disorder

n.
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lack of affect; capable of violent acts without guilt feelings (`psychopathic personality' was once widely used but was superseded by `sociopathic personality' to indicate the social aspects of the disorder, but now `antisocial personality disorder' is the preferred term)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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Under Home Secretary Theresa May's new bill, antisocial behaviour will be defined as conduct "capable of causing a nuisance and annoyance" rather than the old test of conduct likely to cause "harassment, alarm or distress.
VICTIM Support has launched a volunteering initiative to help victims of antisocial behaviour in Birmingham.
POLICE will be boarding buses, trains and trams across the West Midlands this week in a Halloween crackdown on antisocial behaviour.
COMPLAINTS to Liverpool council about antisocial behaviour rose by up to 17% in the last year.
Once they were wed, however, the marriage itself appeared to further inhibit antisocial behaviour.
organisations involved in tackling antisocial behaviour will be able to work more effectively.
YET again, Labour are turning their backs on the victims of antisocial behaviour by not giving local councils the ability to alter local licensing laws so that you have to be over 21 to buy alcohol.
The report tends to suggest that a more diverse and multi-agency approach to solving antisocial behaviour is more profitable in the long run.
The mock stores, erected at new interactive education centres in Wales and Somerset, come complete with well-stocked shelves and real fascias and are being used to help teach children about retail crime, antisocial behaviour and age-restricted sales.
Sir, - The letter from Steve Kirkham published in your newspaper on January 30 was misleading on the issue of ABCs and their relationship to Antisocial Behaviour Orders.
Gwalia, a housing, care and support services specialist announced that it has succeeded a deal for aiding in diminishing antisocial behaviour across the Dyfed-Powys area, worth Au200,000
EXTRA police patrols have been put on in a North East town to tackle antisocial behaviour Residents raised concerns about disorder in Horsley Hill Square, in South Shields, where youths were gathering and causing a nuisance.