Poor little victims
Children's Society policy director Kathy Evans told BBC News Online: "Youngsters being stigmatised as being the problem, is a problem in itself."
And National Youth Agency development officer Bill Badham accused ministers of "stoking the fear of crime".
Sorry if you are going to use the horrible word "Criminalise" don't blame the results of the criminalisation activity blame the horrible toerags who commit crimes. If they don't do it they won't get blamed for it - and it sin't courts handing out sentences that stoke the fear of crime its the bloody criminals.
And don't forget for all the middle class concern, it is the neighbours and peers of these scrotes who suffer, not nice people who run Societies from leafy parts of London.