ASBO nation: The criminalisation of nuisance

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Squires, Peter
Policy Press, 2008 M06 11 - 392 páginas
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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List of contributors
5
Introduction
9
Part One Managing antisocial behaviour priorities and approaches
43
Part Two Antisocial behaviour management emerging issues
109
Part Three Antisocial behaviour case studies particular social groups affected by antisocial behaviour policies
167
Part Four AntiASBO criticising the ASBO industry
313
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Peter Squires is Professor of Criminology and Public Policy at the University of Brighton.

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