Putting Victims First: More Effective Responses to Anti-Social Behaviour
- Home Office
- TSO (The Stationery Office)
'Putting Victims First: More Effective Responses to Anti-Social Behaviour (Cm. 8367)' sets out the Government's proposals to deal with anti-social behaviour.
Anti-social behaviour is a broad term used to describe the day-to-day incidents of crime, nuisance and disorder that make many people's lives a misery. From litter and vandalism to public drunkenness or aggressive dogs, the responsibility for dealing with a wide range of behaviours must inevitably be shared between a number of agencies - in particularly the police, councils and social landlords.
Proposals to put the victim at the heart of the Government response to anti-social behaviour include:
Agencies identifying vulnerable and repeat victims earlier, and responding at the first sign of trouble by improved monitoring of calls and management of cases.
A simpler toolkit of six powers, including an injunction which can be secured in a matter of hours to quickly extinguish irresponsible behaviour.
Tough orders to deal with anti-social behaviour when it escalates into criminality, which are flexible enough to deal with a range of behaviour - including out of control dogs, public drunkenness, miniature motorbikes ('minimotos') and others.
The community getting involved in tackling anti-social behaviour - contributing to a 'Community Harm Statement' for example, highlighting to the court the impact of the behaviour on their daily lives.
Agencies held to account locally by elected Police and Crime Commissioners, and by victims, through the Government's new Community Trigger.
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