Anti-Social Behaviour Orders (ASBOs) in Britain: contextualizing risk and reflexive modernization

Donoghue, Jane (2008) Anti-Social Behaviour Orders (ASBOs) in Britain: contextualizing risk and reflexive modernization. Sociology, 42 (2). pp. 337-355. ISSN 0038-0385

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Abstract

This article proposes a (re)consideration of antisocial behaviour control informed by an analysis of the seminal work of sociologists of `reflexive modernity' (Beck, 1992, 1994; Giddens, 1990, 1991; Lash, 1994). It is hoped that the arguments advanced within this article will prompt further consideration of the following questions: What does the relative neglect of the reflexive modernity thesis tell us about the domain conjecture(s) of sociological theory on antisocial behaviour policy and the use of ASBOs? And can a focus upon reflexive modernity theory help to construct a more proportionate account of ASBOs as a form of social control? Hence, it is the purpose of this article to consider critically the implications of Beck's `risk society' to our understandings and explanations of antisocial behaviour, ASBOs and social control, by linking the late modern (re)formatting of antisocial behaviour(s) and the creation of ASBOs to the new parameters of the `risk society'

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Law
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM0481 Theory. Method. Relations to other subjects
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM0661 Social control
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM0701 Social systems
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM0706 Social structure
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM0811 Deviant behaviour. Social deviance
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM0826 Social institutions
Depositing User: Jane Donoghue
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2013 15:15
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2017 07:27
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/43474

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