This book vigorously challenges the dominant academic view of ASBOs as erroneous tools of social control, and offers an alternative perspective on anti-social behaviour management which argues that ASBOs are capable of enabling a positive process of engagement among local authorities, housing professionals and residents.
Preface Introduction The End of Respect? Anti-Social Behaviour: The Political Landscape Anti-Social Behaviour: The Historical Landscape Anti-Social Behaviour and Social Housing ASBOs in Practice ASBOs and the Targeting of Undesirable Persons Reflections on ASBOs as Social Aegis
'It was time for a book presenting a more positive commentary on the British government's anti-social behaviour policy, and this is it.' - The Howard Journal
'Donoghue provides a helpful reminder of [...] the broadness of the definition of anti-social behaviour' The British Journal of Criminology