Anti-Social Behaviour

The New Regime

By Anesh Pema, Justin Crossley

The UK's Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 introduces a new regime for tackling anti-social behavior. The Act makes the significant changes to available powers and sanctions for anti-social behavior, including: * civil injunctions replace anti-social behavior orders - these can be made on the lower civil standard 'on the balance of probabilities,' but breach of the new injunction will no longer be a criminal offense * community protection notice - available for over 16s, breach of which is a criminal offense or fixed penalty notice * criminal behavior orders replace post-conviction orders~* public spaces and property - a range of new powers, including powers to disperse people from specified locality for up to 48 hours, public spaces protection orders, and closure notices * housing possession - a new controversial ground for mandatory possession for secured/assured tenancies where anti-social behavior has been proven by another court. This practical handbook provides analysis of the UK legal framework in which new powers will operate, as well as practical know-how on all aspects of dealing with anti-social behavior, from formulating protocols and creating multi-agency working groups to preparing and presenting the case in court, and dealing with breaches. In addition to the explanatory commentary, numerous practical materials (such as draft applications, orders, and notices) are included, together with the UK's new Home Office Guidance and the relevant statutory provisions as amended. [Subject: Anti-Social Behavior Law, Criminal Law]

Publication Date: 6/30/2015
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781846619472