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Assessing the use and impact of Anti-Social Behaviour Orders

Roger Matthews


Anti-social behaviour orders (ASBOs) have become the main sanction for dealing with anti-social behaviour in the United Kingdom. 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 and analyses the various issues which ar ... More

Keywords: United Kingdom, anti-social behaviour, anti-social behaviour orders, attitudes, sanction, policy makers

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Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9781847420572
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847420572.001.0001


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Roger Matthews, author

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