Synopses & Reviews
Anti-social behaviour (ASB) has been a major preoccupation of New Labour's project of social and political renewal, with ASBOs a controversial addition to crime and disorder management powers. Thought by some to be a dangerous extension of the power to criminalise, by others as a vital dimension of local governance, there remains a concerning lack of evidence as to whether or not they compound social exclusion. This collection, from an impressive panel of contributors, brings together opinion, commentary, research evidence, professional guidance, debate and critique in order to understand the phenomenon of anti-social behaviour. It considers the earliest available evidence in order to evaluate the Government's ASB strategy, debates contrasting definitions of anti-social behaviour and examines policy and practice issues affected by it.Contributors ask what the recent history of ASB governance tells us about how the issue will develop to shape public and social policies in the years to come. Reflecting the perspectives of practitioners, victims and perpetrators, the book should become the standard text in the field.
andldquo;Loandiuml;c Wacquant is, without question, one of the most significant critical social scientists of the present period. By exposing his work to rigorous analysis and providing Wacquant with a right of reply, Criminalisation and Advanced Marginality comprises a riveting read.andrdquo;
"This volume holds great potential for future research and collaboration. Overall, the overwhelming impression is that the range of disciplinary viewpoints on offerand#8212;criminal justice, critical race theory, feminism and welfare studies, amongst othersand#8212;stands as testament to the immensely varied implications of Wacquantand#8217;s work and to the burgeoning development of cross-cutting perspectives in the study of social and penal policy."
andldquo;This volume is to be welcomed as in many ways a refreshing reminder and change of voice.andrdquo;and#160;
A powerful analysis and critique of a very significant social policy issue. This is an excellent reader for students and academics across a range of disciplines. Criminologists, practitioners and managers engaged in community safety will find the book an interesting, useful and sometimes provocative read. Jamie Thompson, Teaching Fellow, Community Safety Research Unit, Northumbria University
This is an extremely readable addition to the field of community safety because of its short, digestible chapters and applied use of theoretical concepts, which will make it appealing to students and practitioners alike. Layla Skinns, British Journal of Criminology.
The social construction of 'anti-social behaviour', together with the extension and dispersal of interventions, sanctions and, ultimately, punishments targeted at the 'anti-social', comprise some of the most controversial policy developments of the New Labour era. This timely volume critically illuminates the origins, applications and impact of such phenomena. It makes essential reading for researchers, students, policy-makers and practitioners alike. Barry Goldson, Professor of Criminology and Social Policy, University of Liverpool
this book will certainly be of interest to students, academics, practitioners and policy-makers alike. Engaging, well-structured and, at times, provocative........of excellent quality. Prison Service Journal
Overall, this is a useful addition to an accumulating stock of excellent texts on thetopic of anti-social behaviour. It will, I am sure, be added to reading lists by those whoteach criminal justice policy to undergraduates, and who want to direct students to the range of areas in which the current obsession with ASBOs can be found. British Journal of Criminology
Loic Wacquant's writings have shaken the world of criminology--and social science more generally--to their foundations with a wide-ranging critique of neoliberal governance's approach to crime and poverty and its reorientation of state power from welfare to discipline. The first book to fully engage with Wacquant's work, Criminalisation and Advanced Marginality presents critical but constructive essays on his challenging ideas, focusing on the governance of crime and disorder, welfare, and -diswelfare.- It concludes with Wacquant's responses to the authors' comments and critiques.
Loandiuml;c Wacquantandrsquo;s writings have shaken the world of criminologyandmdash;and social science more generallyandmdash;to their foundations with a wide-ranging critique of neoliberal governanceandrsquo;s approach to crime and poverty and its reorientation of state power from welfare to discipline. The first book to fully engage with Wacquantandrsquo;s work, Criminalisation and Advanced Marginality presents critical but constructive essays on his challenging ideas, focusing on the governance of crime and disorder, welfare, and andldquo;diswelfare.andrdquo; It concludes with Wacquantandrsquo;s responses to the authorsandrsquo; comments and critiques.
Community safety emerged as a new approach to tackling and preventing local crime and disorder in the late 1980s and was adopted into mainstream policy by New Labour in the late '90s. Twenty years on, it is important to ask how the community safety agenda has evolved and developed within local crime and disorder prevention strategies. This book provides the first sustained critical and theoretically informed analysis by leading authorities in the field.
This collection brings together opinion, commentary, research evidence, professional guidance, debate and critique in order to understand the phenomenon of anti-social behaviour.
About the Author
Peter Squiresand#160;is a professor of criminology and public policy in the School of Applied Sciences at the University of Brighton.
John Leaand#160;is a visiting professor of criminology in the Department of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Brighton.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Why 'anti-social behaviour?' Debating ASBOs ~ Peter Squires
Part One: Why tackle anti-social behaviour? ~Jessica Jacobson, Andrew Millie and Mike Hough
Resilient Fabians? Anti-social behaviour and community safety work in Wales ~ Adam Edwards and Gordon Hughes
Towards a balanced and practical approach to anti-social behaviour management ~ Gillian Mayfield and Andy Mills
Lost in translation: interpreting and implementing anti-social behaviour policies ~ Roger Matthews and Daniel Briggs
Part Two: Governing through localism, contract and community: evidence from anti-social behaviour strategies in Scotland ~ Rionach Casey and John Flint
Anti-social behaviour and minority ethnic populations ~ David Prior and Basia Spalek
The ASBO and the shift to punishment ~ Elizabeth Burney
A probation officer's story ~ Mike Guilfoyle
Part Three: Rationalising family intervention projects ~ Sadie Parr and Judy Nixon
Street life, neighbourhood policing and 'the community' ~ Stephen Moore
Room for resistance? Parenting Orders, disciplinary power and the production of 'the bad parent' ~ Amanda Holt
Cameras, cops and contracts: what anti-social behaviour management feels like to young people ~ Carlie Goldsmith
'ASBO youth': rhetoric and realities ~ Brian McIntosh
'Binge drinking', anti-social behaviour and alcohol-related disorder: Examining the 2003 Licensing Act ~ Paul Norris and Derek Williams
The criminalisation of intoxication ~ Fiona Measham and Karenza Moore
ASBOs and working women: a new revolving door? ~ Jo Phoenix
Part Four: 'ASBOmania' ~ Shami Chakrabarti and Jago Russell
The responsibility of respecting justice: an open challenge to Tony Blair's successors ~ Dawn E Stephen
Asocial not anti-social: the 'Respect Agenda' and the 'therapeutic me' ~ Stuart Waiton
Conclusion: the future of anti-social behaviour? ~ Peter Squires