anti-social behaviour

Knife crime: a national emergency?

The Centre's director, Richard Garside, commented on knife crime trends and measures to tackle violence in yesterday's Guardian

Richard said it was inaccurate to describe the spate of knife crime as a national emergency, adding: 

It’s a very small number of the general population that’s either being victimised by this or in fear of their lives. It’s why these incidents seem quite shocking and why the policy world seems to fail to address it in a systematic level because for the vast majority of people, this doesn’t affect them

The ASBO Jihad: a twenty-first century witch hunt

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)

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