Documents to download

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.

Documents to download

Related posts

  • Pensions Dashboards (Prohibition of Indemnification) Bill: HL Bill 92 of 2022–23

    Pensions dashboards are new online services that will allow individuals to see information about their pensions online. The Pensions Dashboards Regulations 2022 place certain obligations on pension schemes, including a requirement to connect to the dashboard services. The Pensions Regulator has the power to issue a financial penalty for any breach of the regulations. The Pensions Dashboards (Prohibition of Indemnification) Bill would make it a criminal offence for occupational or personal pension scheme trustees or managers who receive a financial penalty under the Pensions Dashboards Regulations 2022 to reimburse themselves with pension scheme assets.

    Pensions Dashboards (Prohibition of Indemnification) Bill: HL Bill 92 of 2022–23
  • Online Safety Bill: HL Bill 87 of 2022–23

    The Online Safety Bill is a government bill that would establish a regulatory framework for certain online service providers. It would also create several new offences relating to online harms including offences of false communications, threatening communications, sending or showing flashing images electronically (‘epilepsy trolling’) and sending photographs or films of genitals (‘cyberflashing’). The government has said it will bring forward several amendments to the bill in the House of Lords including new offences relating to intimate images and promoting self-harm, criminal sanctions for senior managers of non-compliant providers, and promotion of small boat crossings.

    Online Safety Bill: HL Bill 87 of 2022–23