ASBOs are not a draconian curtailment of liberty but a misreported boost to the community

McMurchie, Charlotte; Dees, Dickinson
November 2005
Lawyer;11/21/2005, Vol. 19 Issue 45, p20
Trade Publication
The article argues that antisocial behavior orders (ASBO), which have become integral to the British government's policy on law and order, are not a draconian curtailment of individual liberties but are often misreported by media as effective in protecting and preserving the community. It notes that it is the duty of lawyers to guide the court and ensure that all significant issues associated with an ASBO application are addressed and that the court is fully conversant with the relevant law.


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