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incivility

noun acerbity, acrimony, boorishness, discourtesy, disrespect, ill-breeding, impoliteness, impropriety, inappropriateness, indecorum, indelicacy, inelegance, insult, misbehavior, provocation, rudeness of manner, slight, snub, tactlessness, unbecoming conduct, uncouthness, urbane, vulgarity
Associated concepts: professionalism
See also: contempt, disdain, disregard, disrespect
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Attitudes toward the Criminal Justice System: The Incivilities Thesis
Developed by several researchers, (26) the incivilities thesis maintains that physical deterioration and troublesome, disorderly, threatening conduct in urban neighborhoods are factors that contribute significantly to increased fear of victimization, community disintegration and rising levels of crime.
Albert Hunter's view has been evaluated by researchers who have applied it to specific social settings and processes to determine the relationships between social incivilities and higher rates of crime.
Females perceive that there are high numbers of student incivilities in classrooms; however, male students do not perceive it at the same level.
Juniors perceive that the spread of student incivility is high in the classroom compared to other groups who perceive there are few student incivilities.
Strategies are also offered for dealing with the defined incivilities.
The article addresses faculty and student incivilities and their effects on both teaching and learning.
This is surprising given that structural characteristics such as neighbourhood socio-economic status and neighbourhood residential turnover have been consistently associated with actual crime rates and incivilities in studies investigating social disorganization theory.
Youths were thus more likely to roam the streets and to come into contact with older juveniles and criminal elements, thereby linking disorganized neighbourhoods with incivilities and higher crime rates.
In sum, the group discussions generated mention of 294 incivilities.
We note again that this range of events is more considerably diverse than that captured by systematic social observation, a technique that is only able to capture a limited sub-set of social incivilities (Sampson and Raudenbush, 1999).
Horizontal incivilities between and among colleagues, whether faculty or administrator colleagues, constituted the most commonly reported story line (n = 144), followed by top-down incivilities involving administrator-tormentors and faculty targets (n = 101).