ASBOs – Are They Fair and Do Antisocial Children Have Cortisol Deficiency?

October 3, 2008 at 11:27 am (Bad Science, Law, Media) (, , , , , , , )

As I was telling someone in a bar in Leeds a while ago, an ASBO (Anti-Social Behaviour Order) could be a very handy way of locking someone up without all that old-fashioned fuss about them having a fair trial. Once I was sober (and parted from the game of Guess Who[1] that had been unaccountably left at the table we were sitting at), I thought that this may be something worth writing about. But first I thought I’d better check my facts. How easy is it to get an ASBO, followed by a jail sentence? Read the rest of this entry »

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