Anti-social behaviour, community engagement and the judicial role in England and Wales

Donoghue, Jane (2012) Anti-social behaviour, community engagement and the judicial role in England and Wales. British Journal of Criminology, 52 (3). pp. 591-610. ISSN 0007-0955

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Abstract

A problem-solving approach to anti-social behaviour (ASB) cases has recently been embedded into magistrates’ courts in England and Wales. This approach incorporates core components of the Anti-Social Behaviour Response Court (ASBRC) model and is underpinned by principles of community justice. This article summarizes some of the main findings of an 18-month ESRC-funded study that investigated how far the ASBRC model has been absorbed into mainstream courts in England and Wales. This research suggests that courts have not embedded community justice principles, nor have they altered their focus to incorporate a significant degree of liaison with the community. The article concludes with some observations on the implications of the findings for the development and enhancement of community engagement and community justice principles

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Law
Subjects: K Law > KD Law of the United Kingdom and Ireland > KD0051 England and Wales
Depositing User: Jane Donoghue
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2013 15:20
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2017 07:27
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/43473

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