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Criminalising Sociability through Anti-Social Behaviour Legislation: Dispersal powers, young people and the police

Crawford, A (2009) Criminalising Sociability through Anti-Social Behaviour Legislation: Dispersal powers, young people and the police. Youth Justice, 9 (1). 5 - 26 . ISSN 1473-2254

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Abstract

This article explores the impact of dispersal powers introduced as part of the British government’s drive to tackle anti-social behaviour. It focuses especially on the experiences and views of young people affected by dispersal orders. It highlights the importance of experiences of respect and procedural justice for the manner in which they respond to directions to disperse. It considers the ways in which dispersal powers can increase police-youth antagonism; bring young people to police attention on the basis of the company they keep; render young people more vulnerable; and reinforce a perception of young people as a risk to others rather than as at risk themselves. It reflects on broader conceptions of youth and public space apparent within the anti-social behaviour agenda.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 2009 Sage Publications. Reproduced in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.
Keywords: anti-social behaviour, exclusion from public places, Dispersal orders, police-youth relations
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law (Leeds) > School of Law (Leeds) > Centre for Criminal Justice Studies (Leeds)
Depositing User: Symplectic Publications
Date Deposited: 25 May 2011 08:51
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2013 17:32
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1473225408101429
Status: Published
Publisher: Sage
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1177/1473225408101429
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/43003

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