Antisocial behaviour order (ASBO)
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If antisocial behaviour is a really big problem in your area, your local council or registered social landlord might be able to get a special kind of court order, called an antisocial behaviour order (ASBO), to stop it. An ASBO is a civil court order, to stop a person from behaving in certain ways or doing certain things. It's not a criminal conviction and therefore does not give a person a criminal record. However, someone with an ASBO against them can be prosecuted if they breach the terms of it. You can find out more about ASBOs here.