A cross for bad be­hav­iour would show teens: NZ First

The Dominion Post - - Politics -

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.

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