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Anti-Social Behaviour: Crime

Some of the primary legislation

Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 
Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006
Police and Justice Act 2006
Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003
Criminal Justice Act 2003
Police Reform Act 2002
Crime and Disorder Act 1998

Some of our recent notable cases

Birmingham City Council v Shafi (2008)
Acting on behalf of the First Respondent Shafi, argued that the Council should not use s.222 of the Local Government Act 1972 to obtain injunctions against alleged gang members when there was an alternative statutory route available under the ASBO legislation.
[2008] EWCA Civ 1186 30/10/2008. Reported at [2009] 3 All ER 127
Maya Sikand

Leeds City Council v RG (2007)
Whether power to vary an ASBO includes the power to extend its duration.
[2007] EWHC 1612 (Admin) 9/7/2007. Reported at (2007) 4 All ER 652.
Maya Sikand

Rabess v Commissioner for Police for the Metropolis (2007)
Challenge to the terms of an ASBO imposed on a warring couple.
[2007] EWHC 208 (Admin) 29/1/07.
Maya Sikand

R v Jones (2006)
Successful appeal against 10 demonstrators ASBO’s.
[2006] EWCA Crim 2942 20/9/06
Maya Sikand

Mark Bucknell v DPP (2006)
Re dispersal directions under the Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003 s.30
[2006] EWHC 1888 (Admin) 10/7/06
Brenda Campbell

R v James (Desmond) (2006) (no link)
Re the imposition of an Anti Social Behaviour Order following a lengthy prison sentence.
[2006] EWCA Crim 1810 3/7/06
Brenda Campbell

R (application of Mills) v Birmingham Magistrates’ Court (2005)
Appeal for judicial review against an ASBO given following a conviction of theft.
[2005] EWHC 2732 (Admin) 11/10/05
Stephen Simblet

R (application of C ) v Sunderland Youth Court (2003)
Quashing ASBO made against child
[2003] EWHC 2385 9/10/03. Reported at [2004] 1 Cr App R (S) 76 )
Stephen Simblet

Useful links

ASBOwatch: monitoring the use of ASBO’s (Statewatch)
‘ASBOs: a practitioner’s guide to defending anti-social behaviour orders’, by Maya Sikand , barrister at Garden Court Chambers. Read the reviews from Counsel magazine and Liberty

ASBO book

Home Office: Latest on Anti-Social Behaviour
Anti-Social Behaviour Dictionary
Shelter’s Guide to Anti-Social Behaviour Orders