Chief Superintendent¬†John Sutherland, who has served in a variety of roles with the Metropolitan Police since 1992, discusses¬†society’s normalisation of violence,¬†the impact of trauma on young people exposed to violence and our shared responsibility in understanding how violence manifests in the lives of young people.

Violence.

Society is addicted to it.

In homes. On streets. Outside pubs and clubs on a Friday night. After the football. On TV. In the cinema. On games consoles. On the web. In fact and in fiction.

We pursue it. We portray it. We glamorise it. We normalise it. We show it in slow motion replay. And we present it as entertainment.

This post was written by Joe Watts

January 20, 2017 8:30 pm Leave your thoughts

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