Tackling Anti-Social Behaviour ASB

Tackling anti-social behaviour is high on the agenda of both national government and local agencies. Local partnerships, together with local communities, have been encouraged to identify local problems, develop strategies and action plans, and evaluate their interventions to inform future practice. Evaluations of what works in reducing anti-social behaviour are scarce. Where they do exist, they are carried out locally with very little standardisation in methodology. For this reason, it is difficult to make informed judgements about what works and what does not work to reduce anti-social...

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Stalking the Stalkers

He’d come back. Silent, threatening, watching her silhouette through the curtains a she picked up the phone. “Are you there?” she said. “Yes”, I replied. “Don’t worry, I’m not going anywhere”. I refocused the camera on the ex-husband, capturing the evidence on DVR with my PTZ (pan tilt & zoom) camera system. Little does he know that the innocuous vehicle parked on the corner is a covert camera platform and I’m recording his every move while staying safely out of sight and completing a surveillance log from the comfort of the back seat. He continues to stand on the corner...

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