Making People Behave: Anti-Social Behaviour, Politics and Policy

Making People Behave: Anti-Social Behaviour, Politics and Policy

by Elizabeth Burney
     
 

In this study, Burney explains why anti-social behavior (ASB) has become the focus of much political rhetoric, legislative activity, and social action in Great Britain in recent years. She then critically examines various policies of enforcement and exclusion that have been implemented to combat the petty crimes that fall into this category. She concludes by… See more details below

Overview

In this study, Burney explains why anti-social behavior (ASB) has become the focus of much political rhetoric, legislative activity, and social action in Great Britain in recent years. She then critically examines various policies of enforcement and exclusion that have been implemented to combat the petty crimes that fall into this category. She concludes by discussing the proliferation of similar ASB policies in the Netherlands and Sweden. Burney is affiliated with the Institute of Criminology at the U. of Cambridge. Distributed in the US by ISBS. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843921370
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/2005
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Burney is based at the Cambridge Institute of Criminology.

Table of Contents

List of abbreviations

List of figures and tables

1 Why 'anti-social behaviour'? 1

2 New Labour, new ideas 17

3 A short history of behaviour control 50

4 Engines of bad behaviour 61

5 The ASBO - law and practice 91

6 Expanding behaviour control 116

7 How different is Scotland? 133

8 Enforcement and problem-solving in the local context 141

9 Cultures of control - a European dimension 170

10 Conclusions 192

Appendix 1 Number of anti-social behaviour orders by area 203

Appendix 2 ASBO breaches by area 206

References 208

Index 227

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