Presentation on theme: "What people in my school and community think about the police and what they do: a small-scale study Christopher Orme age 10."— Presentation transcript:
1What people in my school and community think about the police and what they do: a small-scale study Christopher Ormeage 10
2Introduction My topic is about police I chose it because I might become a police officerI want to see what people think of the police because lots of people say that the police don’t do anything to help their community
4What do people think about police in the community? What do people think the police do in the station and in the streets?
5Sample:I asked the people in my school and in the community because what I wanted to know is what other people think of the police in my local communityI asked children in year groups 3, 4, 5 and 6 and teachersI didn’t get many answers from Year 6An adult helped me to ask other adults and teenagers in the community groups where he works
6Methods: I used questionnaires first The questionnaires help me to find out enough data to make questions for my interviewQuestionnaires: age 7-18 (n=57)age 19 and older (n=15)Then I interviewed a Police Community Support Officer who works in my local community
7Data analysis Mainly my questions were closed but two were open I tallied the answers of my closed questionsI had to sort answers to my open questions into categoriesThis is called codingThen I used Microsoft Excel with an adult helping me to organize my data and to make my graphs
8EthicsI had to make sure I didn’t upset anyone or make them angry with my questions so I tried to be ethicalAn adult helped me with interviews outside school so I’m safeI told the participants that their work will be anonymous and confidential and I told them that they do not have to do it if they don’t want toI also said that their work would be destroyed at the end of my projectI kept their questionnaires in a safe place
9Ethics.2 This is how I wrote the introduction to my questionnaire My name is Christopher and I am doing some research on what people think about the Police and what they do. I would really appreciate your help with completing this questionnaire. Anything that you write will remain anonymous and confidential. All of my research work will be kept in a safe place and destroyed at the end of the project. You do not have to try this questionnaire if you do not want to.
12Do you think the police help people in the community? Most people think that the police do help in the communityBut most older people think that police help only sometimesMost younger people are more sure that the police are usually or always helpful in the community
14How do you feel about the police being around in the community? More than 80% of people over the age of 19 are very happy about the police being in the communityAlmost 80% of the kids at the age of 7-18 are very happy or happy about the police being out in the communityVery few of the kids and none of the adults are unhappy about the police being in the community
15What do you think the police do when they’re out on the streets? 7-18 years (n=57)
16What do you think the police do when they're out on the streets? Top 5 things suggested by 7-18 YEAR olds:Protecting the communityLooking to see if the people are doing crimeMaking sure that everybody is alrightHelping people(Joint 5th)Protecting streets from vandalismArresting people
17What do you think police do when they’re out on the streets? AGE 19 AND OVER (n=15)
18What do you think the police do when they're out on the streets? Top 5 things suggested by 19 and over:Looking to see if the people are doing crimeAs a deterrent – this means the police beingaround stops people from doing crime(Joint 3rd)Protecting the communityMaking friendsMaking me feel safe
19What do you think the police do when they’re back at the police station? 7-18 YEARS (n=54)
20What do you think the police do when they're back at the police station? Top 5 things suggested by 7-18 YEAR olds:Deal with arrested peopleCctv(Joint 3rd )Paper workHaving a breakDiscussing cases with their colleagues
21What do you think the police do when they’re back at the station? AGE 19 AND OVER (n=15)
22What do you think the police do when they're back at the police station? Top 5 things suggested by 19 and over:Paper work(Joint 2nd)Having a breakInterviewsDiscussing cases with their colleaguesTraining
23Do you agree that the police are here to protect people in their community? (percentage of sample)
24Interview with a POLICE COMMUNITY SUPPORT OFFICER
25What do the police do when they are out in the community? It’s always different every daySometimes dealing with 999 callsAnd sometimes dealing with general things like parkingMeeting and talking to peopleVisiting schools, old people’s homes and different community centresTelling people what we do and helping people
26What do the police do when they are back at the station? Not just having a cup of tea!Using Commander Control - a computer system that tells us what jobs need to be doneResearch - for example tracking down car ownersLots of paper work!
27Why do you like or not like about being out in the community? LIKESLikes meeting peopleSolving problemsBeing asked for adviceBeing out side and not being stuck at a deskDON`T LIKESPeople shouting out and calling us names
28“I would say the only down side is one or two people do shout out and call us names just because we are an officer. You can just breeze past that and it’s just water off a ducks back and let it just go over your head because the people are doing it not because they dislike you but because you’re wearing a uniform.”
29How do people act when they see you in the community? Most people love seeing us aboutThey talk to us and tell us thingsMost people are very nice to us
31I think that I’ve found out so much about what people in my school and some in the community think the police do in the streets and at the station and what the police really doIt would make my research work better if I had more adults doing my questionnairesI did not get many from year 6 but that is ok because I said that they could do it if they wanted to
32I was happy that people think the police help Before I started this research project I thought that people did not like the police so I am a little bit surprised that most people like themI’m still not very sure about how adults like the police being around in the community because I didn’t get lots of adults to do my questionnaire
33The police community support officer I interviewed said that she mainly talks to people and gives people advice as well as dealing with crimeThe people that filled in my questionnaires thought that the police make friends in the community and stops people from doing crime and so they are right
34People are right about the police doing paperwork but what people don’t know is that the police uses Commander Control to tell the police what they need to doThe people who did my questionnaires thought the police always have a break when they get back to the police stationThey have a break but they still have a lot to do
35If I did more research about the police I would find out about how hard can a police officers job be I need to interview a detective and maybe someone from the traffic policeBy doing so I can get more information about what all type of police officers doI could be something else I might want to be but I’m still not sure about becoming a police officer!