The Effect of Police Response on Family Conflict in Urban Areas in Uganda: A Case of Kampala Metropolitan Area.
The main aim of this study was to examine the effect of police response on family conflict in Uganda. The objectives were; to find out the effect of police arbitration on family conflict; establish the effect of police counseling on family conflict; assess the effect of police enforcement in handling family conflict with in Kampala Metropolitan Area.
The study adopted correlational research design with both qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection and was carried out at Kampala Metropolitan Area. A random sample of 150 respondents participated. Questionnaires and interviews and documentary review were used to collect data.
The study revealed correlation between arbitration and family conflicts among the security personnel is r=0.-331, the significant value is 0.032, and among victims of family conflicts is r= -0,-187,the significant value is 0.142,counselling and family conflicts among the security personnel is r=0.042,the significant value is 0.793,and among family conflicts r=0.222,the significant value is 0.041and enforcement and family conflicts is r=0.-245,the significant value is 0.117 and among family victims r=0.-264,the significant value is 0.036. In conclusion, according to the findings, this is a prime prerequisite for family conflict.
The police should put into consideration cases of family conflicts. It is recommended that the police should stop treating case of family conflicts as minor case and family issues.
They should come in as quick as possible when need arises so as to help the partners before they harm each other.