Dr Jane Donoghue, Centre for Criminology, ran a halfday conference on Anti-Social Behaviour and the Courts in England and Wales at New College on 22 March 2011. This conference disseminated the findings of her Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded study of Anti-Social Behaviour and the Courts in England and Wales. The project involved the study of anti-social behaviour cases in magistrates’ and county courts, as well as interviews with practitioners in seventeen anti-social behaviour units across England and Wales.

The conference was attended by 80 delegates including practitioners, policy makers, academics, representatives from victim charities and members of the lay magistracy. The project findings were presented and a lively and interesting discussion about their implications followed. A report of findings was provided for all delegates and a range of other publications on the findings are forthcoming.