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as·bo

 (ăz′bō)
n. pl. as·bos
1. Chiefly British A court order barring a person who has engaged in certain harassing, menacing, endangering, or violent behaviors from persisting in those behaviors.
2. Chiefly British Slang
a. A person who has been issued one of these orders.
b. A person who is rude, unruly, or disruptive.

[A(nti-)S(ocial) B(ehaviour) O(rder).]

ASBO

(ˈæzˌbəʊ)
n acronym for
1. (Law) anti-social behaviour order: a civil order made against a persistently anti-social individual which restricts his or her activities or movements, a breach of which results in criminal charges
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) anti-social behaviour order: a civil order made against a persistently anti-social individual which restricts his or her activities or movements, a breach of which results in criminal charges
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Of the 22,974 Asbos issued between June 1 2000 and December 31 2012, 58 per cent, or 13,295, have been breached once, the Home Office said.
The Home Office report questioned the value of the Asbo, as 57.
But if an incident was caused by drunkenness resulting in abusive or aggressive behaviour, then they will get an Asbo.
The court heard Gant, who was jailed last year for repeated Asbo breaches, went back inside his house and began singing loudly.
But for many, particularly on troubled estates, the Asbo was a sign that the then New Labour Government was prepared to take the offensive against teenage yobs and unruly neighbours.
People in Newcastle know what an Asbo is and there are people in Newcastle who have actively changed their behaviour because of the risk of sanctions an Asbo can impose.
The Association of Chief Police Officers has warned the Home Office in a consultation exercise that ASBOs are "important", "commonly-used" and should not be scrapped.
Khan, Julien, Crossley and Jones were given two-year Asbos.
She was sentenced to four months' jail for harassment and breaching an Asbo in 2007.
EIGHT ringleaders of a gang of yobs who wreaked havoc In Liverpool were hit with Asbos.
ALMOST 60% of ASBOs handed out to yobs have been breached, according to figures released by the Home Office.
But this week, the Home Secretary Theresa May sounded the death knell for the Asbo after new official statistics showed breaches of the orders had risen above 50%, and that their use has fallen to the lowest level yet.