Today we started finalizing our research questions and honed in on our interviewing skills which will be very useful when we start going into the field for research. The topic for my research is how the methods police use to reduce the crime in the Inner Harbor affect the behavior of youth. For many youth in the harbor the treatment received from police is perceived to be hatful and discrimination merely based on the acts on a minority of teens. From the perspective of the police and state there have been too many violent acts from teens and if extreme measures aren’t taken the problem will only get worse. Are all teens being stereotyped because of one group of people? Do teens act violently to get back at police? Or because there is not much for them to at the Inner Harbor and the city as a whole? Can partnership between teens and the police reduce the violence rather than what is being done now?