Anti-Social Behavior Law and Legal Definition

Anti-social behavior is behavior that misses out consideration for others and that may cause intentional or negligent damage to society. It is the opposite of pro-social behavior which helps or benefits society. Both criminal and civil laws offers remedies for anti-social behavior. Antisocial behavior can begin in childhood, adolescence, or adulthood. In children it is referred as conduct disorder and it can be identified when the child is as young as three or four years of age. And, in adults, it is referred as antisocial personality disorder. A person who exhibits antisocial behaviors will be extremely selfish and self-centered. Adults that are affected by antisocial behavior might ab initio get involved with white collar crime.