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Lesson overview:Reasons for crime

  • Christian, Muslim and non-religious views on reasons for crime (hatred, greed, addiction, upbringing, mental illness, opposition to unjust laws, poverty).
  • Christian, Muslim and non-religious views on reasons for crime (hatred, greed, addiction, upbringing, mental illness, opposition to unjust laws, poverty).

In this lesson we will begin our second lesson in the unit on religion, crime and punishment. This lesson refers to issues such as mental illness and addiction. If this is a sensitive topic to you, we recommend checking with a trusted adult before starting or doing the lesson with a trusted adult nearby. We will be focusing on the Christian, Islamic and non-religious responses to reasons for crime. Please make sure you have a pen and paper ready, and have cleared a quiet space for you to work in. If you have the TV or music on and can turn it off, please do. If you are not using your mobile phone for the lesson, it is best to put it to one side so you are not distracted by it. You will also need two different coloured pens: black or blue and another coloured pen, such as green or red. Click start when you are ready to think hard!

Equipment Required

You will need two different coloured pens: black or blue and another coloured pen, such as green or red.

Content guidance

Contains subject matter which individuals may find upsetting.

Supervision Level

Adult supervision suggested.