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By Sarah Pickard

This finished, interdisciplinary assortment examines different different types of anti-social behaviour in Victorian and modern Britain, supplying a distinct comparability of the equipment which were hired by means of governments to manage it.

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Most reactions, true, were less strident. But the theme of degeneration was now part of the national agenda. In a well-crafted and well-documented speech, quoting leading authorities on statistics, economics and English history, Liberal MP Charles Conybeare, for example, provided the Commons with a thorough account of the income and precarious living conditions endured by the working classes. He was not about to miss the opportunity, in a Commons adjournment debate, to generate a small frisson of Conservative anxiety on the benches opposite: no one can contemplate the present condition of the masses without desiring something like a revolution for the better.

The police and PCSOs were helped in building cases against the anti-social, and enforcing the penalties imposed, by local authority staff and housing officers, who had been empowered by the Crime and Disorder Act 1998, and by the public, who were encouraged by the Together campaign and by the naming and shaming of ASBO recipients to be proactive in ridding their communities of threats to their quality of life (Home Office, 2003; Squires, 2008c; Crawford, 2009a).

The ‘Children’s Charter’, for example, of 1889 (or the Prevention of Cruelty to, and Better Protection of, Children Act) – amended and extended in 1894 (to include mental cruelty, for example, and forcing parents to care for sick children) – allowed state intervention for the first time into the relations between parents and children, giving police the authority to enter homes if it was thought children were in danger. This effectively implied that the family itself was dysfunctional and anti-social and sought to neutralize negative adult influence, as well as tackling anti-social behaviour head-on by, for example, outlawing begging.

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