James Brokenshire has said that measures to deal with antisocial behaviour needed to reform to make them more effective. Speaking on the BBC Politics Show, the Minister for Crime Prevention said that sanctions and orders to deal with problems in communities should be made simpler and easier for the police and other law enforcement agencies. James commented that there were often so many antisocial behaviour tools in the 'tool-box' it was often difficult to see which ones were 'buried at the bottom'. James said that proposals for reform of the tools and powers would be put out for consultation next year.
"Part of the problem is that antisocial behaviour isn't treated seriously enough. A lot of these incidents aren't antisocial, they are crimes and should be considered as such" James said.