Brighton and Hove News: ‘Brighton crime expert criticises replacement for ASBOs’

A respected Brighton criminologist has criticised the replacement for ASBOs, saying that they could falter unless offenders’ families were offered support.

Professor Peter Squires, an academic at Brighton University, said that the criminal behaviour orders, or “Crimbos”, could also encourage witch-hunts.

The criminal behaviour orders were intended to act as a crime-prevention injunction to enable police and local authorities take action more quickly.

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