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Title: Abandoned buildings and anti social activities: a sociological research based on Maruthamunai city
Authors: Mohamed Safreen, M. S.
Keywords: Anti-social activities
Abandoned buildings and crime
Issue Date: 6-Dec-2022
Publisher: Faculty of Arts and Culture South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, University Park, Oluvil.
Citation: 11th South Eastern University International Arts Research Symposium on “Coping with Current Crisis for the Sustainable Development with Partners in Excellence” on 06th December 2022. South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, University Park, Oluvil, Sri Lanka. pp. 421-428.
Abstract: There are many factors that cause a person to make mistakes, his environment plays a major role in it. Thus to be observed that the abandoned buildings found in the environment are largely used for anti-social activities. This study examines some of the government, non-government and private buildings built for some purpose in Maruthamunai area and the anti-social activities taking place in them. The study revealed that these buildings are used for various anti-social activities such as drug addiction, prostitution and hiding. This research based on qualitative and quantitative study. In this study both primary data and secondary data are used. Data was collected mainly through observation and unstructured interviews, observing human movement in the identified abandoned buildings in Maruthamunai, interweaving the people of living around the buildings and discussing with the relevant authorized persons. Based on the data 100% of the abandoned buildings found in Maruthamunai are used for Drug use, 33% for prostitution and sex activities, 555 for drugdealing and hiding drugs, 775 for students to use mobile phones and play mobile games, 285 for school students to hide in and 445 for thieves. This study presents suggestions to identify and prevent anti-social activities in abandoned buildings in Maruthamunai area and should be take necessary action through the government agents to use.
ISBN: 978-624-5736-64-5
ISSN: 978-624-5736-37-9
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