ASBO Nation: The Criminalisation of Nuisance
Anti-social behaviour (ASB) has been a major preoccupation of New Labour's project of social and political renewal, with ASBOs a controversial addition to crime and disorder management powers. Thought by some to be a dangerous extension of the power to criminalise, by others as a vital dimension of local governance, there remains a concerning lack of evidence as to whether or not they compound social exclusion. This collection, from an impressive panel of contributors, brings together opinion, commentary, research evidence, professional guidance, debate and critique in order to understand the phenomenon of anti-social behaviour. It considers the earliest available evidence in order to evaluate the Government's ASB strategy, debates contrasting definitions of anti-social behaviour and examines policy and practice issues affected by it. Contributors ask what the recent history of ASB governance tells us about how the issue will develop to shape public and social policies in the years to come. Reflecting the perspectives of practitioners, victims and perpetrators, the book should become the standard text in the field.
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one Why tackle antisocial behaviour?
two Resilient Fabians? Antisocial behaviour and community
three Towards a balanced and practical approach to antisocial
interpreting and implementing
six Antisocial behaviour and minority ethnic populations
seven The ASBO and the shift to punishment
eight A probation officers story
ten Street life neighbourhood policing andthe community
rhetoric and realities
fourteen Binge drinking antisocial behaviour and alcoholrelated
fifteen The criminalisation of intoxication
a new revolving door?
the Respect Agenda and the
the future of antisocial behaviour?
eleven Room for resistance? Parenting Orders disciplinary
what antisocial behaviour
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