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(1)For the purposes of this Act (other than Parts 7 and 8), a person (“A”) engages in antisocial behaviour if A—
(a)acts in a manner that causes or is likely to cause alarm or distress; or
(b)pursues a course of conduct that causes or is likely to cause alarm or distress,
to at least one person who is not of the same household as A; and “antisocial behaviour” shall be construed accordingly.
(2)In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—
“conduct” includes speech; and a course of conduct must involve conduct on at least two occasions;
“local authority” means a council constituted under section 2 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 (c. 39); and “area”, in relation to a local authority, means the local government area (within the meaning of that Act) for which the council is constituted;
“registered social landlord” means a body registered in the register maintained under section 57 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001 (asp 10); and
“senior police officer” has the meaning given by section 19(1).
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