Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPO) were first introduced in England and Wales in 2014 as part of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act.
How have we influenced the use of antisocial behaviour powers to manage young adults?
There are many strands linking homelessness and the criminal justice system. Ex-offenders leaving prison struggle to access accommodation on release. They often lose their homes while in custody.
After it was revealed that Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) council had targeted homeless people with a public space protection order (PSPO), there will now be a landmark high court case against the council.
Public space protection orders are a tool to restrict certain actions...
It will build on the findings from the project on young adults and antisocial behaviour measures we completed last year, which established the extent of the use of three antisocial behaviour (ASB) tools to sanction young adults in England and Wales.
We aim to further explore how...
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...
In 2014, the system of anti-social behaviour powers in England and Wales was overhauled.
This briefing draws on interviews with 40 anti-social behaviour practitioners working in councils or the police to learn more about these practitioners’ approaches to young adults.
This data briefing shows how three key antisocial behaviour powers are being used to sanction young adults (18 to 25 year olds) in England and Wales.
There are many stories to tell about the government's antisocial behaviour strategy. One is of a policy process that was badly designed yet shrewdly implemented; another concerns the use of the...