We follow two Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) on an Oxfordshire estate. They discuss how they tackle anti-social behaviour and explain the range of penalties they are able to enforce. A teenager who has been given an Acceptable Behaviour Contract (ABC) describes her anti-social behaviour and reflects on her dealings with the police.
This clip can be used prior to a classroom discussion. Ask the class what Police Community Support Officers do and how they are different to police officers. What are the range of penalties that can be imposed as an alternative to a court appearance? How could crime and disorder be reduced in your community? Can the perception of anti-social behaviour vary from person to person?