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Effectiveness Of ASBOs Should Be Tested - Former Midlands Detective

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris and Justice Minister Helen McEntee

The Justice Minister wants the Garda Commissioner to examine the use of anti-social behaviour orders.

A former midlands detective believes the ASBO system should be examined over a two period, to test its effectiveness.

The Justice Minister wants the Garda Commissioner to examine the use of anti-social behaviour orders.

The orders were first introduced here in 2007, and allow the courts to issue warnings to children.

30 ASBOs were issued in 2020 - almost double the number given out the year before.

Author of Making a Detective and Mullingar's Pat Marry says ASBOs are a good option, but they complicate the Juvenile Liason Scheme:

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