Ian Mulgrew: Chronic offenders need treatment, not incarceration, police chief says‘Punitive approach’ does not get at root causes of criminal activity: report

By Ian Mulgrew, Vancouver Sun January 28, 2014

Delta Police Chief Jim Cessford said a ‘multi-layered, collaborative approach’ to policing could address the underlying health and social problems behind criminal behaviour.

The criminal justice system is not equipped for or capable of managing the region’s chronic offenders, Delta Police Chief Jim Cessford concludes in a frank report.