We Ain’t the Same is a podcast created by teens that explores the relationship between young people and the police.
Make (Good) Trouble worked with a group of teenagers from Brighton & Hove to create the podcast. These teenagers came together during the Covid lockdown to discuss youth violence in their city.
Have a listen to all three episodes on Spotify:
Episode One: Sergeant Emma Holiday, who trains Police Officers at Sussex Police, is interviewed by a local teenager. They explore issues relating to how police are recruited and trained and how more training on yuoth engagement could be supportive for effective policing.
Episode Two: Detective Superintendent Mike Ashcroft at Sussex Police, is interviewed by a local teenager. They explore issues of how young people need support, not just punative responses, County Lines, and people’s motivations to join the police.
Episode Three: PC Joe Davis, Neighbourhood Youth Officer at Sussex Police, is interviewed by a local teenager. They explore issues of how young people view the police, what might be going in in young people’s lives that means they end up having more interaction with the police, and how George Floyd’s death affected people’s view of the police here in the UK.