By Peter Squires
Anti-social behaviour (ASB) has been an important preoccupation of recent Labour's venture of social and political renewal, with ASBOs a arguable addition to crime and ailment administration powers. inspiration via a few to be a deadly extension of the ability to criminalise, via others as a necessary measurement of neighborhood governance, there continues to be a touching on loss of facts to whether or now not they compound social exclusion. This assortment, from a powerful panel of members, brings jointly opinion, statement, study proof, specialist suggestions, debate and critique as a way to comprehend the phenomenon of anti-social behaviour. It considers the earliest to be had proof with a view to overview the Government's ASB method, debates contrasting definitions of anti-social behaviour and examines coverage and perform matters laid low with it.
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Communities with dense social networks may be rich in social capital, and this richness may give them the capacity to ward off various threats. Putnam has made the important distinction between ‘bridging capital’ and ‘bonding capital’. Bonding social capital refers to the close networks that often exist within stable, homogeneous communities – the social cohesion that is an element of the definition of collective efficacy. Bridging capital refers to the capacity to mobilise community and other resources.
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Asbo Nation: The Criminalisation of Nuisance by Peter Squires