Assessing the use and impact of Anti-Social Behaviour Orders

This book provides one of the first assessments of the widely used but extremely controversial Anti-Social Behaviour Orders (ASBOs) as a method for dealing with anti-social behaviour in the UK.

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Anti-Social Behaviour Orders (ASBOs) have become the main sanction for dealing with anti-social behaviour in the UK. This book provides one of the first assessments of this sanction, which has become widely used but remains extremely controversial.

The report is based on detailed interviews with ASBO recipients, practitioners and community representatives in areas affected by anti-social behaviour. Examining its use and impact from these various perspectives, the book assesses the effects of ASBOs on the behaviour and attitudes of recipients as well as examining the various issues which arise in relation to their implementation.

The report should be read by academics and students who want to make sense of ASBOs, practitioners who are involved in implementing them as well as policy makers who are responsible for designing this sanction. It will also be of interest to all those who have an interest in addressing the issue of anti-social behaviour.

Roger Matthews is Professor of Criminology and Head of the Crime Reduction and Community Safety Research Group at London South Bank University.

Helen Easton is a Senior Research Fellow on the Crime Reduction and Community Safety Research Group at London South Bank University.

Daniel Briggs is a Research Fellow on the Crime Reduction and Community Safety Research Group at London South Bank University.

Ken Pease OBE is visiting Professor at the University of Loughborough.

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