Considering violence: The dark side of occupation

Rebecca Twinley, Gareth Addidle

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This opinion piece discusses current thinking on, and approaches to, violence from the fields of occupational therapy, occupational science and criminology. A change in how occupation is both defined and examined is anticipated, rather than considering only prosocial occupations. The authors propose the need for an increase in work that explores the impact of antisocial occupations upon other occupations and upon health and wellbeing; occupational therapists and scientists must, therefore, develop their theory, practice and research to include due consideration of antisocial occupations. Owing to the primary author's interests, there is a focus upon the antisocial occupation of violence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)202-204
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Occupational Therapy
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2012


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