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Last Updated: Friday March 24 2006 17:34 GMT

What are Asbos used for?

Teenagers fighting.
Anti-Social Behaviour Orders are used to try to prevent someone continuing their bad behaviour.

The rules can be brought in for many reasons such as making excessive noise and swearing, drunken behaviour, vandalism or grafitti.

The order may state for example that someone who keeps shoplifting is banned from certain shops.

Real examples include a 13-year-old boy who has been banned from using the word "grass", a 17-year-old forbidden to use his front door and a 87-year-old man stopped from saying sarcastic things.

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