The BBC reports that throwing money at the problem of youth crime does not help.
No shit, Sherlock.
It's bad enough that Mr Eugenides has posted about something *ahem* unrelated, and conveniently notices the above article too...
What the wee bastards need is a good hiding. It's as simple as that.
The way to combat anti-social behaviour is not to coddle them, and try to understand them. It's to remind them of their place in society. Too many kids with chronic cases of wee-bastarditis get "understanding" from the children's panel and then grow into adult criminals, then we're stuck with paying for their stays in hotels, sorry, prisons.