7 Oct 2019

Government not to blame for rise in gang membership - expert

From Morning Report, 6:09 am on 7 October 2019

An academic who specialises in researching gangs says the Government's policies aren't to blame for an increase in gang members. There's been a 26 percent increase in gang membership in the past two years - with 1400 more joining up. National says the government's 'soft on crime' approach is driving the numbers up. But University of Canterbury Criminal Justice director, Jarrod Gilbert told political reporter Yvette McCullough there's no correlation.