A cross for bad behaviour would show teens: NZ First
NZ First is proposing a demerit point system to deal with youth offenders. ‘‘There will be tiered levels of consequences depending on the type of crime and the number of demerit points accrued,’’ said social development spokesman Darroch Ball. ‘‘The bill will make sure youth offenders are held to account for their actions swiftly and early. It identifies those who need guidance sooner and provides them with support.’’ Ball said he would introduce the proposal in a members bill.