Crime and justice
Curfews are spreading across the UK. The Anti-Social Behaviour Act has made it easier for the police to use this approach.
1. Learning aims
2. Short activity
- How curfews are set up in the UK
- That negotiating acceptable behaviour is difficult as it is a subjective term
3. Main activity
[A] Role play - assign members of the group the following roles:
4. Extension activity
- Police officers
- Local councillors
- Youth club workers
- Shop keepers
- Young people
[B] In groups negotiate a code of acceptable behaviour for young people on the streets in your local area. The objective is to let young people enjoy some freedom but to make other groups feel safer and less threatened on the street.
here are some suggestions:
- Size of groups you can hang out in
- The way hooded tops are worn
- Where you can be on the streets
- Where groups shouldn't meet up
- What about underage drinkers
- Preventing vandalism
- Protection from muggers
- How can criminals be identified
[C] Bring the group back together and vote on some of the proposals they have come up with.
Recap on the main teaching points.
Why is it hard to negotiate a change that will involve some winners and some losers?
6. Teachers' Background
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