There's more to ASB powers than Public Spaces Protection Orders, writes Helen Mills
New Labour's focus on anti-social behaviour lacks a proper evidence based and has led to the persecution of those with mental health problems argues David Gregg.
(This article is republished from Issue 79, March 2010 of Criminal Justice Matters)
There is no point pussyfooting … if we are not prepared to predict and intervene more early … prebirth even … these kids a few years down the line are going to be a menace to society.
(Prime Minister Tony Blair, 31 August 2006 on the unborn children of lone mothers)
This is an edited version of an article by Will McMahon that was published in Safer Society, No. 28, Spring 2006. In it Will argues that the 'antisocial behaviour' agenda will fail to heal the social wounds caused by three decades of growing poverty and inequality.