Conditions of the orders may include a ban from the area where the victims live or a specific ban on approaching or communicating with the victims.Because these court orders are made in civil proceedings, hearsay evidence can be used to protect victims who are too scared to come to court.

In some cases, the victim and the perpetrator live close to each other, often as neighbours.

The intensity and frequency of incidents, combined with the proximity of victim and perpetrator, not only makes harassment and intimidation extremely distressing, it also makes it difficult for recipients of this kind of abuse from taking a stand and speaking out against the behaviour.

Employers can also use passive aggression when confronted with employee problems, turning a blind eye, not facing facts or dealing with genuine cases of bullying and intimidation.

This avoidant behaviour can be very damaging to individuals and teams of individuals within organisations.

Anti-social behaviour orders and injunctions and Community Protection Notices are available to protect people from behaviour causing harassment, alarm or distress.

An order on conviction may be appropriate where someone has been convicted in court for an offence related to their intimidation or harassment of another person.Passive aggressive behaviour takes many forms but can generally be described as a non-verbal aggression that manifests in negative behavior.It is where you are angry with someone but do not or cannot tell them.Intimidation or harassment is a personalised form of anti-social behaviour, specifically aimed at particular individuals.People experience repeated incidents and problems of intimidation and harassment day after day.It happens when negative emotions and feelings build up and are then held in on a self-imposed need for either acceptance by another, dependence on others or to avoid even further arguments or conflict.