Luxury clothes, cash, and even a bag of chips are among the items used to groom children into crime.
The cabinet has approved plans to jail people for up to five years if they lure children into breaking the law.
It can start as small as a bag of curry chips.
Children will be offered a takeaway from a criminal to do a small job - then it will slowly increase to runners, coats, cash, and even cars.
Dublin North West TD Paul McCauliffe says it’s a huge problem.
"We're dealing with an industry that doesn't care about government or the state, or what's right or what's wrong.
"In many cases, these organisations, outgun and outman the Gardaí in our communities."
Parents are often hugely anxious about their children being lured into a life of crime,
But often parents and even grandparents are the ones doing the grooming.
Investigations Editor, Sunday World Nicola Tallant says crime is often a family business.
"I have seen kids in the past sort of decade, are coming from a long line of criminality where the grandparents and often the great-grandparents would've started off the family business.
"And they're following through and their criminality is now funding up the chain of the family network."
The aim of this legislation is to decriminalise the child and criminalise the adult - meaning the adult can be punished as if they committed the crime themselves.