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Title: Anti-social behaviour legislation and the policing of boy racers: dispersal orders and seizure of vehicles
Authors: Lumsden, Karen
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Oxford University Press / © The Author.
Citation: LUMSDEN, K., 2014. Anti-social behaviour legislation and the policing of boy racers: dispersal orders and seizure of vehicles. Policing, 8 (2), pp. 135-143.
Abstract: This article considers the policing of young drivers in Scotland who are known as boy racers. It outlines the ways in which the police addressed the problem of anti-social driving by youths in a built-up urban environment in the context of concern and pressure from businesses, residents, the local authority, media, and government. Policing practices were shaped by the introduction of anti-social behaviour legislation including dispersal orders and seizure of vehicles. This involved behaviours not previously seen as deviant or anti-social now being defined as such, in relation to the perceptions of local residents and businesses. The article considers the success of the use of anti-social behaviour legislation, including dispersal orders and seizure of vehicles, and the impact this had on police relations with young drivers.
Description: This article has been accepted for publication in Policing Published by Oxford University Press
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1093/police/pau005
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/16359
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/police/pau005
ISSN: 1752-4512
Appears in Collections:Published Articles (Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies)

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