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The Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 replaced 19 existing mechanisms to tackle anti-social behaviour with six reformed remedies. These are civil injunctions, criminal behaviour orders, community protection notices, public spaces protection orders, new closure powers and dispersal powers. The Act also introduced two new measures in relation to local involvement and accountability called the Community Trigger and Community Remedy. The Act also changed the law on dangerous dogs, introduced of new fire arm offence and brought in the criminalisation of forced marriage and breaching a Forced Marriage Protection Order. This briefing examines these changes, and provides recent statistics on anti-social behaviour offences.


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