Criminal behaviour order

Available on conviction for any criminal offence in any criminal court.

The Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 received royal assent on 13 March 2014 and became fully operational from 20 October 2014. It introduced several simpler, more effective powers aimed at tackling anti-social behaviour and providing better protection for victims and communities.


The criminal behaviour order is issued by the courts after a conviction for a criminal offence, the order would stop an individual from doing certain activities or stop them from going to certain places and would require them to address their behaviour. This could mean, for example, that they have to attend a drug treatment programme or attend anger management sessions. Their aim is to fight the most serious and persistent offenders where their behaviour has brought them before a criminal court


The criminal behaviour order is a replacement for Anti-social Behaviour Orders or ASBOs. Existing ASBOs will remain in place but from 20th October 2014 criminal behaviour orders, already seemingly earning the acronym of a 'Crimbo', will be made.

Criminal behaviour orders can be made by any Criminal Court.

The ASBO had become renowned because of the number of orders that were breached and the fact that it became treated like a badge of honour by many wrongdoers and their peers.

A breach of the criminal behaviour order could mean that an adult would face a prison term of up to five years.


Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act ... - Gov.UK 

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