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Public needs anti-social behaviour lessons, says report

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Members of the public should be given lessons in how to tackle anti-social behaviour, a report has suggested.

The Royal Society of Arts (RSA) says the training could be provided by police officers or volunteers, which could include how to defuse conflict.

Conservative politician Shaun Bailey, government adviser on youth and crime, believes that police can assist the public with training.

"Why children become so aggressive... is because their behaviour goes unchallenged," he says.

Paul McKeever, of the Police Federation, says this report is not to be dismissed out of hand but that training could be very difficult to achieve.

"There are real concerns for us," he says.


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