Not everywhere in Scotland has the same levels of knife crime. But most places are affected by violence. Changing how we view violence is helping us reduce violent crime. In an effort to keep going forward, this topic helps to raise awareness of violence and how it escalates.
As violent crimes reduce in Scotland we need to look more closely at how violence escalates, for example within gangs or between friends and gender relationships.
What we know that surprises many, is that perpetrators of violence are often victims themselves or have experienced trauma of some kind in their childhood.
This topic explains why understanding the role our childhood experiences in how we behave is just as important as knowing how to deal with the heat of the moment.
Test your knowledge to see what you've learned about the causes and consequences of violence.
Each quiz lets you answer questions as an individual or a group. When the quiz is finished, press the button to reveal the answers and see how much you've picked up. Feel free to try it more than once.
These real life stories explain the background, the challenges of being involved in knife crime and the hard lessons learned when trying to move on.
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