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    ASBOs and Behaviour Orders: Institutionalised Intolerance of Youth?

    Hamilton, Claire and Seymour, Mairéad (2006) ASBOs and Behaviour Orders: Institutionalised Intolerance of Youth? Youth Studies Ireland, 1 (1). pp. 61-76. ISSN 1649-8747

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    This paper argues that the introduction of Behaviour Orders in Ireland creates a legal mechanism which facilitates the imposition of the majority conception of order within the community on its more marginalised members such as children and young people, much as has happened with ASBOs in the UK. The paper begins by suggesting that order/disorder is defined and imposed in the community by the more powerful elements within it and that what constitutes order/disorder is necessarily variable according to the experiences and perceptions of community members. A close legal analysis of the new Irish legislation governing Behaviour Orders is presented, and parallels with the British legislation are highlighted, with a view to examining the ways in which the law institutionalises the majority conception of order.The social and legal aspects of the paper are drawn together in the argument that the ambiguity surrounding the definition and interpretation of anti-social behaviour renders Behaviour Orders an imprudent response to anti-social behaviour amongst young people in the community.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Behaviour Orders; ASBOs; youth; community; conceptions of disorder;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Law
    Item ID: 5995
    Depositing User: Claire Hamilton
    Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2015 15:59
    Journal or Publication Title: Youth Studies Ireland
    Publisher: Irish Youth Work Centre
    Refereed: Yes
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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