We need to get tough on poverty if we want to get tough on crime

Winnipeg's infamous North End has the media repeatedly calling for a "get tough on crime" strategy, one that is often supported by local police and politicians. In If You Want to Change Violence in the ‘Hood, You Have to Change the ‘Hood, six inner-city gang members, interviewed by Manitoba Research Alliance researchers, explain why such an approach will only cause the prison population to swell: we need to get tough on poverty if we want to get rid of crime.

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