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Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2003

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83Anti-social behaviour strategies

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In the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 (c. 37), after section 22 (offences in relation to breach of anti-social behaviour orders) there is inserted—

22AAnti-social behaviour strategies

(1)Each local authority shall prepare jointly with the relevant chief constable a strategy for dealing with anti-social behaviour in the authority’s area; and the authority shall publish the strategy.

(2)The strategy shall, in particular, include provision as to—

(a)how the authority and the police are to co-ordinate the exercise of their functions in so far as they are exercisable in relation to anti-social behaviour in the authority’s area; and

(b)the exchange of information between the authority and the police relating to such behaviour.

(3)The local authority and the relevant chief constable—

(a)shall keep the strategy under review; and

(b)may from time to time revise the strategy,

and the authority shall publish the strategy as so revised.

(4)In this section—

  • “anti-social behaviour” means any act or conduct (including speech) which causes or is likely to cause alarm, distress, nuisance or annoyance to any person;

  • “local authority” means a council constituted under section 2 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 (c. 39) and any reference to the area of such an authority is a reference to the local government area within the meaning of that Act for which it is so constituted;

  • “relevant chief constable” means the chief constable of the police force maintained under the Police (Scotland) Act 1967 (c. 77) the area of which includes the area of the local authority..

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