We are carrying out further work about how a series of measures designed to tackle antisocial behaviour are affecting young adults, as well as evaluating different enforcement approaches.
Our latest project, funded by the Barrow Cadbury Trust, is now underway. 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.
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 Centre's Research Analyst, Matt Ford, discusses the findings of our new report on anti-social behaviour powers and 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.
This briefing analyses practitioners' accounts of how they are using three key antisocial behaviour measures to sanction adults (18-25 year olds) in England and Wales.
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.