Anti-Social Behaviour Dictionary


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Letter: B

 

"Boom cars" (OR "boom boxes") An acoustic assault on local communities and nearby residential areas where cars and vehicles equipped with 'ICE' (In Care Entertainment) belt out excessive amounts of noise and music at a tremendous amount of 'watts'.

These anti-social and noise polluting vehicles cause persistent annoyance, distress and can often be heard on their approach and exit for more than a few miles. Over-powered in car music systems are often favoured by the young, chav type car owner and are seen as a symbol of status and 'cruise' worthiness. In reality, a distraction to most road users, pedestrians and communities.

"Bullying" (or "[to] bully") A bully or bullying group of individuals can perform this practice in many different guises through many available threats and practices. A bully will abusively treat another party through negatively available means, either physically, verbally, mentally or through other indirect, but effective methods of unwanted control or influence.

Bullying can be more subtle (e.g. within the workplace) or stem as more direct harassment and victimisation from a person or community towards another. Bullying can stem from racist, sexist abuse or prejudice for example and is a means of control and intimidation (e.g. the young person that bullies another child in the school playground who then will not walk home alone after school OR the Neighbour From Hell (NFH) who bullies their neighbour by direct means of harassment, victimisation, etc).