Anti-Social Behaviour Dictionary


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Letter: H

 

"Hoodie" - plural "Hoodie's"

'Yoofs', aka young people, who hang around street corners and shopping centres looking hard whilst wearing hooded tops. The tops are normally branded with sports logos and the hood must be up to qualify as a "hoodie". These "hoodie's" are now being banned from shopping centres and some colleges across the country; the reasoning behind this is the fact that you can not see the "yoofs" face and therefore cannot be identified to the police or other authorities.

Genuine hoodie's are known to try and intimidate people, especially the elderly and will often shout rude comments when anyone walks past. Hoodie accessories often include thick gold chains which can be seen from under the "hood" (Also see C for "CHAV")

"Harassment" Harassment often goes hand-in-hand with bullying issues and can constitute both physically and verbally based, unwanted behaviour(s). To "persistently annoy" another would be to harass. Harassment can include racially or sexually based unwanted behaviours within a home, employment or social setting.

The Protection from Harassment Act (1997) covers harassment in all its forms and prohibits a person from engaging in such activity where it is clear certain behaviours would constitute harassment. To take action under the Protection from Harassment Act, a 'harasser' needs to have displayed harassment on at least two, separate occasions.