Soft Policing: The Collaborative Control of Anti-Social Behaviour

Examining multi-agency working in response to anti-social behaviour, this book investigates the way in which the police, social work teams and the youth justice service work together on early intervention initiatives to help young people, and explores the complexities and practical struggles of these partnerships.

Book contents:

  1. Introduction

  2. The Institutional Governance of Anti-social Behaviour

  3. The Organisation of Decision-making

  4. Becoming Anti-social: The Nexus of Welfare/Juridical Control

  5. Dealing with the ‘Irredeemable’: Negotiating the Failings of Reform

  6. Policing in a Benevolent Cloak

  7. Conclusion