Virtual_Decisions: KNIVES – Knife crime awareness

Virtual_Decisions: Virtual Reality Film tackling knife crime

Virtual_Decisions: KNIVES
Knife crime prevention

Building upon the success of Virtual_Decisions: GANGS, West Midlands Police and the Home Office funded the research, development and distribution of anti knife crime virtual reality film, Virtual_Decisions: KNIVES.

Virtual_Decisions: KNIVES  addresses issues around carrying knives and the potential tragic consequences.

It is a tool to help stem the epidemic that is ending young lives. 

Following the immersive 11-minute VR film, a creative arts workshop then explores the issues raised in more depth. Through discussions and drama exercises the young people are able to reflect on their own personal journey within the VR and compare it to that of others, making it a user-led – and user shared – experience.

West Midlands Police
"The Round Midnight team has created a really engaging way to educate young people on social issues that could have a real impact on their lives. The Virtual_Decisions Universe has proven to be impactful. We are hoping for the same success so we can continue to reduce knife crime across the West Midlands."
West Midlands Police
Lucy Kirwan
Temporary Chief Inspector from West Midlands Police.
'It's a really imaginative and innovative project. I am pleased that we have been able to part-fund this project through the proceeds of crime. We need to engage with young people and educate them about knife crime."
West Midlands Police
Simon Foster
West Midlands PCC