Assignment 1 Crime and Disorder extra
Crime and Disorder Legislation
P1: Outline current crime and disorder legislation
There are many acts to cover like; The Anti- Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, Police Reform act 2002, Antisocial Behaviour Act 2003 and a Crime and Disorder Act 1998. But the first one that I will be covering is the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. This is an act which was put into power to cover a range of topics from giving people information about harm in relationships, violence, forced marriages and guns. This will help to protect the victims who were involved in harmful relationships. With the act introducing new powers it gives the community’s a better say to things such as groups hanging near shops and when people go to court (offenders). The act also gives provisions about how the criminal justice works, court fees, Independent Police Complaints Commission and the police.
Secondly is the Police Reform Act 2002 which aims at improving things like supervision, administrative functions and conduct of the police forces, police officers and other people who carry out police like functions. The act has also made changes to police powers and provided powers for non-police officers connecting to anti-social behaviour.
Antisocial Behaviour Act 2003 is about making the rules stronger and giving people fixed penalty. This will stop people from buying spray paint if they are under the age of 16 and people who own the shops will not allowed to sell it to people under 16 also. This will decrease graffiti so in the long run saving the council a lot of money. One rule they put into power is if someone is caught vandalising the community with spray paint then they will be punished by having to clean up their own mess. It also cracks down on gangs; they can now disperse groups of up to 2 or more if they fear that they may cause any anti-social behaviour among the community.