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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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But critics argued the ASBOs too often became viewed as a 'badge of honour' by the disaffected or feckless youths it was aimed at curbing.
The statistics came as it emerged the region's courts handed out nearly 40% fewer Asbos last year than they did in 2005.
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.
Over the last four months, Andrea Bradley, lead nurse at the Morriston Hospital casualty unit in Swansea, has written out around 20 Asbos to protect other patients and staff.
Former solicitor general Vera Baird has placed herself on collision course with the Home Secretary after seeing what she called an alarming drop in the number of Asbos issued in the North East.
IREMEMBER thinking when Asbos - Anti-social Behaviour Orders - were introduced in 1998 that the yobs were going to laugh them away.
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.
ASBOS may be an endangered species, but there will always be a need for anti-crime measures which both punish yobs and prevent anti-social behaviour.
ALMOST 60% of ASBOs handed out to yobs have been breached, according to figures released by the Home Office.
Crime reporter NAOMI CORRIGAN looks at how Asbos are applied in our area and assesses what might happen next.