Rethinking ASBOs

Squires, Peter and Stephen, Dawn (2005) Rethinking ASBOs Critical Social Policy, 25 (4). pp. 517-528. ISSN 0261-0183

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Increasing criticism has accompanied the rising numbers of Anti-Social Behaviour Orders (ASBOs) imposed. In this short paper we review some of our own recent research findings in conjunction with other recent commentaries to question whether the declared intentions behind the introduction of the ASBO are being achieved in practice. We argue that there are a number of fundamental problems with ASBO enforcement. We conclude by urging for the resurrection of a critical and reflective practice in community safety policy development and implementation and for a recognition that there are more just and effective alternatives to our current, seemingly ‘enforcement led’, interventions.

Item Type: Journal article
Uncontrolled Keywords: anti-social behaviour; community safety; discipline; enforcement; youth
Subjects: L000 Social Sciences
DOI (a stable link to the resource): 10.1177/0261018305057038
Faculties: Faculty of Health and Social Sciences > School of Applied Social Science
Depositing User: editor sass
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2007
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2015 08:22

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