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ASB Injunctions

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Chris Watson

on 4 December 2014

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Transcript of ASB Injunctions

What is Anti-Social Behaviour?
“Behaviour by a person which causes or is likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to one or more persons” (s.1(1)a, Crime and Disorder Act 1998)
Role of ASB Injunctions
The Future of Injunctions under 2014 Act
High success rate
0.9% of cases resolved using injunction
Around 70% cases resolved during early intervention
Less costly
Displaces the problem
The Effectiveness of ASB Injunctions for Housing Associations
- An important legal tool
- New powers hold potential to expand its use
- Burden of cost and resources on housing association
- Failing to address long term social concerns

Protects victims
Allows for communication
Unlawful Use of Premises
Breach of Tenancy Agreement
Nuisance or annoyance to person or group
Aims to
- Focus on the needs of the victim

- Empower communities

- Ensure rapid response to protection

- Focus on long term solutions
= “
The degree to which something is successful in producing a desired result

Comparisons with other actions
Positive Action remedies
Faster application times
'Tool without Teeth'
Lowering age limit
1. What is Anti-Social Behaviour
2. The role of the injunction
3. How is it effective?
4. Conclusions
Data taken from ASB Benchmark report 2013/2014 (Housemark)
Data taken from ASB Benchmark report 2013/2014 (Housemark)
Addresses long term behaviour
Are Injunctions effective?
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