What follows is the (obviously) unofficial view of a senior police officer on the subject of ASBOs, ABCs and other legal attempts to control the nuisance of children.
The officer is commenting on a report, which you can read by following the link below.
The officer said:
“I am writing in a non official capacity – my role is that of *** in ***
If I can take the opportunity to comment on your ABC report. I thought it
was spot on and I will ensure it will be sent to my officers responsible for
delivering and working with those who deliver ABCs.
I do see a use for ABCs but as you point out, when the system is vague
and threatening it does nothing to inspire me that this is a tool that will
be of any merit or worth.
Surely children who may be experiencing problems in their lives require
support and should not be growing up in an authoritarian environment?
Thank you for a thought provoking report.”
The report he or she is commenting on is this one:
Report re: The Compatibility of Acceptable Behaviour Contracts with
Article 6.1 of the European Convention on Human Rights
By Jan Cosgrove and Matthew Cosgrove
Have any of our noble play-related university lecturers done any work in this area? I would love to see it.
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