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Will 'hugging hoodies' help cut ASBO culture?...
Will 'hugging hoodies' help cut ASBO culture?

'There's nothing wrong with asking people to show their face in shopping centres. Behaviour is the issue, not 'yobs', 'hoodies', etc.'

Craig Brewin

Assistant director, strategy and resources, social services and housing, Richmond LBC

'The majority of young people do get care and attention - it is the minority that cause the problems we all read and hear about.'

Ian Wilson

Head of performance and development, corporate services,

Darlington BC

'The problem is parents now have to work longer hours, spend less time with their children, and so cannot know what they are up to.'

Inga Hutton

Streetscene strategy manager, neighbourhoods and regeneration, Hackney LBC

'In the words of the Dali Lama: 'If you utilise compassion, it will bring you tranquillity and strength'.'

Ian Russell

Director of development, environment and technical services, Swale BC

'We need to strike a balance between nurturing young people's needs and also responding to the needs of the community as a whole.'

Dr Michael Watson

Rockpools education consultant

'The most evil regimes have worn the smartest uniforms, in fact you could make a case for the most criminal group in this country being suit wearers.'

Paul Brown

Director, public sector, HBS Business Services Group

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