Violent Crime-Week 1, Part one


This post will be focusing on what we learnt on the first week of this new topic. Including my answer would be for a few questions that were asked. I have no doubt that most of you were at BNC, so you'd probably know, we started off with matching a few words to their definitions. I have looked at them and written, using my own words, their definition. (though you might see a few words that were used in the BNC definitions):

Crime: Actions that you do which are against the law and could have consequences.

Violent Crime: A crime in which someone is threatened or hurt physically this includes the use of weapons.

Knife Crime: This could be either carrying a knife or injuring people with a knife.

Gang: A group of people which join together and are violent and commit crimes e.g. knife crime.

The Media: The news! Whether it's radio, TV or maybe even things like Facebook etc. they're ALL the media.

Justice: Your fair consequence, it doesn't always have to be for crimes but most people know how justice is served in court.

We had the same words (Crime, Justcice etc.) with other words which you had to see what they'd go with. To make it easier for you I got a picture for you to see what I was talking about. Here's what I think words should go to and after I'll write why. You'll see that most words are written more than once, it will be explained shortly.

Crime: Sadness, Revenge, Fear, Pity, Scary, Angry, Wrong.

Violent Crime: Sadness, Revenge, Fear, Pity, Dangerous, Scary, Angry, Wrong.

Justice: Right, Forgiveness, Fairness, Fear, Scary, Punishment.

Gang: Family, Revenge, Fear, Pity, Dangerous, Scary, Belonging, Angry, Wrong.

The Media: Right, Trust, Desperate, Misleading.

Knife Crime: Sadness, Revenge, Fear, Pity, Scary, Dangerous, Scary, Angry, Wrong

Let's start with the repeated words... I've repeated Sadness as people who've had crimes done to them or people close to them are usually sad. So I've put sadness on all the crimes. Revenge is repeated as there is always a chance that the crime was committed for revenge. So again, I've put it on the crimes-including gangs as gang members might also choose their targets due to revenge. I've repeated Fear as people might be scared things will happen to them. Gangs might be intimidating and I've put fear with justice for the fear of going to jail. Pity is repeated as people would feel sorry for the targets. Dangerous is repeated on all the violent crimes as obviously they are the most dangerous. It's on Gang as they are usually dangerous. Scary is basically a synonym for fear. Anger might be the reason the crimes are committed. Finally, Wrong is there as the crimes are simply WRONG.

For the non-repeated words, so mainly the Justice and the Media sections. There is one for the Gang section before we go start Justice. I've put Family on Gang as some members would consider each other as family. I've put Right on Justice as to be 'just' you need to be right. Forgiveness is on Justice as you forgive the people who did the crimes and ended up in jail. Fairness would be a synonym for right. Punishment would be going to jail. Going on to Media, there's right as a few people would think the Media is correct ('right' is repeated but only twice). The people who think the Media is correct would Trust the Media. It is Desperate for information like the latest news. It could be Misleading because not everything is necessarily true.

This is part one as I have much more to write which will be put on a different post. If you're struggling on what to comment on, I have an idea for you.

You may have noticed I didn't use the word Courage, so I have a question. If you used courage in which section would you put it in and why? I'm excited to hear everyone's comments.

Comments (2)

  • Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC 09 Jan 2019

    I really enjoyed reading this post energetic_conversation,

    We love to hear what discussions and activities you've been doing in your BNC class sessions.

    I've awarded you a star as you've shown good storytelling. You've clearly communicated what you did in the task and you've explained a lot about language choice.

    I find it interesting that you picked both 'trust' and 'misleading' for 'the media'. These seem like opposites. Should we trust the media?

    If I used 'courage' I would probably put it with 'justice'. Sometimes it takes a lot of courage from people to make sure that justice happens. For example, someone coming forward with information about a crime.

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  • Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg entertaining_strawberry
    Birchwood C of E Primary School 11 Jan 2019

    To answer your question, I think the word 'courage' will go into justice. It takes plenty of courage to stand up for what's right. You might have a different opinion to me and I would like to hear!

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