439. Anti-social behaviour orders.

The power to make anti-social behaviour orders was introduced in 19981 and brought into force in 19992. The purpose of anti-social behaviour orders was to protect specified persons from anti-social acts by specified individuals3. Orders could be made either following the conviction of such an individual for an offence4, or on application to the magistrates' court5. There was also provision for an application to be made in county court proceedings for an order prohibiting anti-social behaviour (which was not referred to in the legislation as an 'anti-social behaviour order')6, and provision for the making of intervention orders, imposing additional