ASBO


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ASBO

abbreviation for ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOUR ORDER.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006
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Now, increasingly, the old ASBO seems to have finally reached its sell by date.
Cauchi must not cause nuisance, harassment, alarm or distress to any person within the Caerphilly county borough area as part of the Asbo.
Asbos, brought in by the Labour government, have been described by critics as a badge of honour among youths.
I think that's playing into the hands of the Asbo people.
She said: "The Asbo is just one of the tools local authorities have to tackle anti-social behaviour and the serving of an Asbo is always the last resort, used only when all other interventions have been tried and failed.
ASBOS may be an endangered species, but there will always be a need for anti-crime measures which both punish yobs and prevent anti-social behaviour.
The Department of Justice confirmed between 2005 and 2009 there were 122 Asbos granted, but 30% were not complied with.
Official figures showed more than half of the almost 17,000 Asbos issued between June 2000 and December 2008 were breached, leading to an immediate custodial sentence in more than half of the cases.
END OF AN ERA: Home Secretary Theresa May, left, has called time on Asbos
The criminal ASBO banned Ashton from entering the street, which was near his home, for two years..
But news that the Nuneaton 17-year-old who breached his ASBO will now spend Christmas behind bars is being hailed as another step in the battle to win back the streets.