The Act introduced simpler, more effective powers to tackle anti-social behaviour that provide better protection for victims and communities.
The Community Trigger and Community Remedy empowers victims and communities, giving them a greater say in how agencies respond to complaints of anti-social behaviour and in out-of-court sanctions for offenders.
The Act also:
- tackles irresponsible dog ownership and the use of illegal firearms by gangs and organised criminal groups
- strengthens the protection afforded to the victims of forced marriage and those at risk of sexual harm
- enhances the professional capabilities and integrity of the police
- amends the port and border security powers in Schedule 7 to the Terrorism Act 2000, to ensure that they strike the right balance between the need to protect public safety and the protection of individual freedoms
- amends the Extradition Act 2003 to strengthen public confidence in, and the operational effectiveness of, our extradition arrangements
Where can I find out more information?
The Home Office published statutory guidance in July 2014 to support the effective use of the new powers to tackle anti-social behaviour that were introduced through the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. Read the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act statutory guidance.
List of documents
These are a collection of documents relating to the act and the bill as it progressed through Parliament:
The Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act and explanatory notes are available on the Parliament website.
The act contains 14 parts. Follow the links below for more information:
Published 17 October 2013