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ASBO

A civil order made in the UK against a person (often a youth, who may “wear” his/her ASBO like a badge of honour) who has been shown on the balance of evidence to have engaged in anti-social behaviour in the UK or Ireland. Created by UK PM Tony Blair in 1998, ASBOs were meant to be imposed after minor incidents that would not ordinarily warrant prosecution, and to restrict behaviour in some fashion (e.g., by prohibiting a return to a certain area or shop, or restricting public swearing or drinking).
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Another 19-year-old, from Fairwater in Cardiff, was hit with a three-year Asbo in 2005 banning him from playing football in the street following a string of complaints from neighbours.
A 2012 opinion survey revealed that only 8% of Britons believed ASBOs had been successful in curbing anti-social behaviour.
While the worst cases of abusive conduct can result in criminal prosecution, Asbos are now also increasingly being used in an effort to control poor behaviour in the busy department.
According to the president of Cambridgeshire Rowers Association, Mr Asbo had been flapping its wings while pecking boats and rowers; in addition, they feared Mr Asbo could knock a hapless sculler into the river and then smother him easily while forcing him to stay in water, judging by its increasingly- aggressive, dangerously-evolving tactics; those who cleaned the river, meanwhile, had noticed Mr Asbo making a beeline for their boat while belligerently following them for about a quarter of a mile.
But in December last year, magistrates jailed him for 16 weeks for further Asbo breaches.
By contrast South Wales Police issued 360 Asbos but had a much higher breach rate of 6.
Marilyn Davies, community safety manager at Stockton Council, and Gary Collins, anti-social behaviour team manager, said reasons an Asbo is issued can be misunderstood.
According to the notes contained in the officer's PDA, I was issued with an ASBO because I had given my name, address, place and date of birth, and I was driving a Volvo.
Mr Wain, who serves with Greater Manchester Police, has written a book as part of a masters degree in criminology, which criticises Britain's ASBO culture.
IN 1998 PRIME Minister Tony Blair added the word ASBO to the British lexicon.
You may know ASBO as the organization that provides professional development and networking support for people involved with running the business side of schools.