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Securing respectBehavioural expectations and anti-social behaviour in the UK$

Andrew Millie

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781847420947

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847420947.001.0001

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Securing respect
Policy Press

(p.iii) Lack of respect, though less aggressive than an outright insult, can take an equally wounding form. No insult is offered another person, but neither is recognition extended; he or she is not seen– as a full human being whose presence matters. (Richard Sennett, 2003)

Once you leave behind such class concerns as how to balance the peas on the back of a fork, all the important rules surely boil down to one: remember you are with other people; show some consideration. (Lynne Truss, 2005)

… preventing crime for me also means all of us as a community setting boundaries between what is acceptable and unacceptable behaviour – with clear penalties for stepping over the line. Boundaries that reflect the words I was taught when I was young – words upon which we all know strong communities are founded: discipline, respect, responsibility. (Gordon Brown, 2007)

There was no respect for youth when I was young, and now that I am old, there is no respect for age – I missed it coming and going. (Attributed to J.B. Priestley) (p.iv)