Making People Behave: Anti-Social Behaviour, Politics and Policy


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'Anti-social behaviour' has become a label attached to a huge range of nuisance and petty crimes in Britain. Rarely out of the headlines, tackling this problem has become a central part of the British government's crime control policy. At the same time, anti-social behaviour has provided the lever for control mechanisms ranging from the draconian to the merely bureaucratic, most notably in the shape of the Anti-Social Behaviour Order, or ASBO. Making People Behave explains why anti-social behaviour as a focus of political ...