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Moving beyond the ASBO? A review of the proposed anti-social behaviour measures and their implications for children

Alexandra Wigzell (Researcher, based at Institute for Criminal Policy Research, Birkbeck, University of London, London, UK)

Safer Communities

ISSN: 1757-8043

Article publication date: 8 April 2014

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to explore the anti-social behaviour (ASB) measures for under-18s contained in the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill, examining how they differ from the current ASB framework and their likely implications for young people and society.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper is based on desk-based research of the proposed and existing ASB measures. It also draws on the author's experience as a parliamentary campaigner on the Bill for the Standing Committee for Youth Justice.

Findings

The paper finds that there is little difference in the substance of the proposed and existing ASB measures for under-18s. The key change of note is that the new powers will be easier and quicker to obtain, which is likely to be particularly counterproductive for children and young people.

Originality/value

This paper will be valuable to practitioners seeking to understand the new ASB proposals and their likely implications for practice and society.

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Citation

Wigzell, A. (2014), "Moving beyond the ASBO? A review of the proposed anti-social behaviour measures and their implications for children", Safer Communities, Vol. 13 No. 2, pp. 73-82. https://doi.org/10.1108/SC-09-2013-0019

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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