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Community Safety Glossary

Acceptable Behaviour Contract (ABC)
Voluntary agreement between an individual and an agency, which sets out agreed parameters of behaviour. If the contract is broken further steps will follow.

ACPO
Association of Chief Police Officers

Acquisitive Crime
Crimes such as burglary and theft where items are stolen with the specific intention of selling them for cash.

Anti social behaviour (ASB) definition
The Crime and Disorder Act 1998 defined anti social behaviour as "acting in a manner that caused or was likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to one or more persons not of the same household (as the defendant)"

Anti social behaviour order (ASBO)
Courts can impose Anti social behaviour orders in criminal proceedings where there is a conviction in addition to sentencing or a fine or can impose an ASBO where when one of the above makes a free standing application.

Available when the individual has acted in a manner that has caused alarm, harassment or distress to a person not of the same household and order is necessary to protect persons from other antisocial acts.

The ASBO will prohibit certain actions that are necessary to protect persons from further acts. For example, exclusion from a given area, playing music, shouting racist comments or swearing.   If the ASBO is breached a prosecution should follow and the usual sanction will be a custodial sentence.

ANPR
Automatic Number Plate Recognition
Arrest Referral Scheme: opportunity for individuals arrested to voluntarily access a drug worker who can provide information on drug misuse and treatment services.

BCS - British Crime Survey
Measures crimes against people living in private households in England and Wales.

BTP - British Transport Police: responsible for trains and the underground system.

CAFCASS
Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Services.

CAFMHT
Child and Adult Forensic Mental Health Team

CAMHS
Child and Adult Mental Health Service

CAPU
Child and Adult Protection Unit.  A public protection department within the Police.

CARATS
Counselling, Assessment, Referral, Advice and Throughcare Scheme.  Substance misuse programme in Prisons.

CCTV - Closed circuit television: used to record and monitor street based incidents.

CDZ - Controlled Drinking Zone
Are areas designated by a council in which there has been nuisance, annoyance or disorder associated with the consumption of alcohol, where the Police have additional powers to stop people drinking in public

CEOP
Child Exploitation & On-line Protection.

Community Safety Partnership (CSP)