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By Rogers Matthews, Helen Easton, Daniel Briggs, Ken Pease

Anti-Social Behaviour Orders (ASBOs) became the most sanction for facing anti-social behaviour within the united kingdom. This booklet represents one of many first exams of this sanction, which has develop into wide-spread yet continues to be super arguable. The file relies on specific interviews with ASBO recipients, practitioners and neighborhood representatives in parts plagued by anti-social behaviour. interpreting its use and influence from those a number of views, the publication assesses the results of ASBOs at the behaviour and attitudes of recipients in addition to interpreting some of the concerns which come up relating to their implementation. The document may be learn through teachers and scholars who need to make feel of ASBOs, practitioners who're concerned about imposing them in addition to coverage makers who're accountable for designing this sanction. it is going to even be of curiosity to all those that be interested in addressing the difficulty of anti-social behaviour.

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Some practitioners, particularly the police, felt that ASBOs were necessary to have an impact on the situation and suggested that serving an ASBO on some of the more serious and persistent offenders could be effective in persuading them to change their ways and maybe to receive some support and welfare services, either in the community or in prison. 24 Views from agencies The use of ASBOs in relation to ABCs and Parenting Orders Acceptable Behaviour Contracts Acceptable Behaviour Contracts are written agreements between a person and the local housing office or Registered Social Landlord and the local police.

4 Offences and attitude since ASBO, by age group Age group Trigger offences since ASBO 10 to 15 5 Other offences since ASBO 1 16 to 20 21 to 25 26 to 30 31 to 35 36 to 40 Over 40 Total 4 3 5 4 4 1 26 3 0 1 4 2 1 12 Improved attitude Total number in age group 4 10 15 2 3 1 1 2 28 23 6 7 7 7 6 66 Many of the young people who were given ASBOs had been ‘hanging around’ in groups and claimed that they had nowhere else to go. This frequently led to neighbourhood complaints about their behaviour. In the words of one 16-year-old: ‘You see that area down there, everyone used to hang down there, well people still do but there is too many people there but they moan about us sitting there which means people can’t sit down there, so we move to stairwells and they still moan.

It should be noted that the responses provided by interviewees were not exclusive and in some cases interviewees reported multiple or contradictory reactions, while others reported none at all. Two fifths of the interviewees felt that the ASBO was unfair, inappropriate or disproportionate in relation to the type of offence they had committed. Many of those who felt angry argued that in their opinion there were people committing more serious offences but receiving lesser punishments. Among this group, there were frequent claims that the evidence used to obtain the order was questionable 1 In addition to this, the interviewers, who were experienced social researchers but who do not have medical or psychiatric qualifications, indicated a further 17% of interviewees where there could be possible underlying mental health or psychological conditions.

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