ASBO Nation: The Criminalisation of Nuisance

ASBO Nation: The Criminalisation of Nuisance

by Peter Squires
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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.

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The social construction of 'anti-social behaviour', together with the extension and dispersal of interventions, sanctions and, ultimately, punishments targeted at the 'anti-social', comprise some of the most controversial policy developments of the New Labour era. This timely volume critically illuminates the origins, applications and impact of such phenomena. It makes essential reading for researchers, students, policy-makers and practitioners alike. Barry Goldson, Professor of Criminology and Social Policy, University of Liverpool

this book will certainly be of interest to students, academics, practitioners and policy-makers alike. Engaging, well-structured and, at times, provocative........of excellent quality. Prison Service Journal

Overall, this is a useful addition to an accumulating stock of excellent texts on thetopic of anti-social behaviour. It will, I am sure, be added to reading lists by those whoteach criminal justice policy to undergraduates, and who want to direct students to the range of areas in which the current obsession with ASBOs can be found. British Journal of Criminology

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847420275
Publisher:
Policy Press at the Univ of Bristol
Publication date:
06/11/2008
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
15.60(w) x 23.40(h) x 0.90(d)

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Peter Squires, School of Applied Social Science, University of Brighton

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