Why tackle anti-social behaviour?

Jessica Jacobson, Andrew Millie, Mike Hough

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The question addressed by this chapter may seem naive. For many, especially those who advocate firm action against anti-social behaviour (ASB) it is self-evident that the central and local state should be engaged as vigorously as possible in efforts to crack down on anti-social behaviour. However, governments vary over place and time in their enthusiasm for doing so (cf Burney, 2005), and it is reasonable to ask why they should take on this responsibility, and why they should do so now.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationASBO Nation: The Criminalisation of Nuisance
EditorsPeter Squires
Place of PublicationBristol
PublisherThe Policy Press
Number of pages392
ISBN (Print)9781847420275
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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