Anti-social behaviour, community engagement and the judicial role

Donoghue, Jane (2012) Anti-social behaviour, community engagement and the judicial role. British Journal of Criminology, 52 (3). pp. 591-610. ISSN 0007-0955

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A problem-solving approach to anti-social behaviour (ASB) cases has recently been embedded into magistrates’ courts in England and Wales. This approach incorporates core components of the Anti-Social Behaviour Response Court (ASBRC) model and is underpinned by principles of community justice. This article summarizes some of the main findings of an 18-month ESRC-funded study that investigated how far the ASBRC model has been absorbed into mainstream courts in England and Wales. This research suggests that courts have not embedded community justice principles, nor have they altered their focus to incorporate a significant degree of liaison with the community. The article concludes with some observations on the implications of the findings for the development and enhancement of community engagement and community justice principles.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: British Journal of Criminology
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3300/3308
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Law School
ID Code: 65490
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 09 Jul 2013 09:01
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2020 03:52

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