In her article for Justice Gap Brigid Baillie, looks at these new and untested orders and notes that "very few have been contested". She compares and contrasts Gangbos to ASBOs and reviews the characteristics (prohibitions and positive requirements) and the consequences for respondents when they are breached before pointing out their long-term futility :
"...there is nothing to suggest that Gangbos are part of a wider programme which goes beyond quasi criminal penalties. The end result is likely to be imprisonment for conduct which does not necessarily amount to a criminal offence and zero rehabilitation, or other alternative focus, for Gangbo respondents."
The full article can be read at the link below:
5th February 2013 - Gangbos two years on The Justice Gap