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Indirect Criminalisation

Indirect Criminalisation

The True Limits of Criminal Punishment

Stavros Demetriou

This book considers ‘indirect criminalisation’ (the legal treatment of antisocial behaviour through civil preventative measures such as the ASBO) in England and Wales.

Adopting an interdisciplinary approach combining criminal law theory and empirical criminology, it uses the framework on anti-social behaviour in England and Wales as a case study and engages with central questions within legal theory:

– what are the normative challenges posed by indirect criminalisation and mechanisms for distinguishing criminal from non-criminal rules?

– how can such questions be tested and applied empirically?

– has the ASBO’s successor been operating as a de facto criminal measure?

Stavros Demetriou is Lecturer in Law at the University of Sussex, UK.

Feb 2023   |   9781509941438   |   192pp   |   Hbk   |    RRP: £85 / $115

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