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Anti-Social by Nick Pettigrew

Anti-Social: The secret diary of an anti-social behaviour officer

Nick Pettigrew

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Imprint: Century
Publisher: Cornerstone
Publication date: 23 Jul 2020
ISBN: 9781529124774

wickedly funny, wearily endearing and absolutely enraging' CAROLINE SANDERSON, Bookseller'A funny, thoughtful look into one of the toughest jobs I can imagine' SHAPPI KORSANDI

3 stars out of 5
23 Jul 2020

"Flaws aside, this remains a largely enjoyable and valuable read"

Strong points include his description of court processes and how powers introduced to control anti-social behaviour work in practice. He’s good too on the way that drug gangs operate and the exploitative nature of their activities. Best of all is the way that the book illuminates the types of existence that many will rarely, if ever, encounter, and the frequent lack of easy solutions, even when agencies ranging from social services and mental health teams to probation, police, environmental health and even dog wardens can become involved.