Violence and Aggression : Relating Theory to Practice

Orr, David (2014) Violence and Aggression : Relating Theory to Practice. University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

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“Past violence is the best predictor of future violence” – How many times have you encountered or indeed used this statement in your own practice? While often stated as something of a truism, it is in reality a relatively simplistic assumption whether related to violence specifically or offending behaviour more generally. How can it be countered?