The chief constable of Cleveland Police has called for more debate on what should be considered as anti-social behaviour among young people.
Jacqui Cheer says there is a big difference between teenagers gathering together, exploring the world and growing up - and behaviour which needs to be punished by police.
But the debate remains divisive.
A week long blitz is beginning to tackle anti-social behaviour in the County Durham town of Stanley.
The operation, in the South Moor area, will focus on teenage drinking, speeding motorists and noisy neighbours. It is a response to concerns raised by local people.
Neighbourhood wardens and Police Community Support Officers will carry out extra patrols during the week.
Helen Ford hosts political debate from Westminster in Around the House at 11:40pm.
She's joined by Wearside MP Bridget Phillipson to discuss proposed changes to the law on anti-social behaviour. Plus Hexham's Guy Opperman talks apprenticeships.
Redcar MP Ian Swales, Sunderland's Julie Elliott and Carlisle MP John Stevenson debate equal marriage and ask whether the promised referendum on our future in the EU leaves uncertainty hanging over the region.
Wearside MP Bridget Phillipson is calling for the proposed new law on anti-social behaviour to tackle private landlords who ignore the impact some of their tenants have on the local neighbourhood.
The Home Affairs Select Committee is considering the Government's proposals and will publish its findings in the next few days.
Bridget Phillipson - a member of the committee - wants to see more landlords taking responsibility:
Watch the full interview on Around The House with Helen Ford at 11.40pm tonight, on ITV.
On Around The House tonight, Helen Ford talks to Wearside MP Bridget Phillipson about the damaging effects of anti-social behaviour on people's neighbourhoods, and their health.
A member of the Home Affairs Select Committee that is currently considering Government proposals to tackle the problem, Bridget Phillipson says any new laws must focus on the victims who are often trapped in an unbearable situation:
You can see the full interview on Around The House with Helen Ford, at 11.40pm on ITV.
In tonight's political programme from Westminster, Helen Ford and her guests discuss equal marriage, apprenticeships and plans to change the law on anti-social behaviour.