Friday 18 August 2017

We need ASBO alternative

ANTI-SOCIAL Behaviour Orders, introduced here three years ago in, it would seem, the mistaken belief that they have worked in Britain, have proved a conspicuous failure. The three years have produced three ASBOs for young offenders, or one per annum.

Whatever those who believe in the system may say, the reason is obvious. It is also dismaying. The Garda Siochana simply does not believe it works.

And if it does not work, it is imperative that we find an alternative.

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