Violence in America: Societal & Personal Factors


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The use of force to try and harm, injure, or kill oneself or another person is known as:

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1. An unlawful attack by a person for the purposes of causing severe bodily injury is:

2. The taking or attempt to take something of value from a person by threat or use of force is:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Violence in the US takes on many forms, each possessing various attributes. The quiz and worksheet for this lesson will help you to understand, analyze and recall the details about the violent activities that take place in the United States.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These tools will evaluate you on:

  • Illegal activities
  • Descriptions of crime
  • The concept of violence
  • Causes of criminal activity

Skills Practiced

The quiz and worksheet will assess your skills of:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the prevention of violent crime
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the characteristics of violence
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately name the terms for taking something by force or causing bodily injury during an unlawful attack

Additional Learning

To be sure that you comprehend the material, take the time to review the lesson called Violence in America: Societal & Personal Factors. You will focus on these objectives:

  • Identify some causes of crime
  • Define specific criminal acts
  • Understand the concept of deterrence
  • Know the connection between crime and violence