Vigilantism describes the activities of a vigilante, which is a person who considers it their responsibility to uphold the law in their neighborhood." [1] This definition can be controversially used to describe the actions of Real Life Superheroes, some of whom are self-described vigilantes. RLSH who claim to be vigilante crime fighters or seem to be vigilantes are not condoned by many police departments and various authority figures who have been known to warn against such action due to lack of training and the possibility of danger or harm the RLSH is inviting.[citation needed]


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