Crime and anti-social behaviour in England and Wales: an empirical evaluation of the ASBO's successor

Demetriou, Stavros (2020) Crime and anti-social behaviour in England and Wales: an empirical evaluation of the ASBO's successor. Legal Studies, 40 (3). pp. 458-476. ISSN 0261-3875

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Abstract

This paper presents the findings of an empirical study conducted with local enforcement agents in two areas in England regarding the implementation of the anti-social behaviour injunction which succeeded the anti-social behaviour order (ASBO). These findings shed light on the procedure followed by local enforcement agents when dealing with an incident of anti-social behaviour. The data presented suggests that despite the recent legislative amendments, much of the regulation of anti-social behaviour still takes place in the ‘shadows’ with local enforcement agents utilising a range of informal interventions before applying to court for the issue of an injunction. Moreover, it is argued that despite the repeal and replacement of the ASBO by what appears to be a purely civil measure, many of the criticisms raised about the order and its potential misuse remain largely unaddressed.

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Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Law
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Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2021 09:12
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URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/96729

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