Education plays a positive role to nourish human minds, construct experiences and build the society. Its has never been denied in any circumstances especially pertaining to situations of provocation, escalation, and extenuation. Alongside, criminality is another social pattern, which exists since human’s existence. Both the everlasting patterns of society are simultaneously dependent over each other having a negative or inverse correlation. To understand the relationship between the two broader concepts, this study is qualitatively undertaken following by studying the conveniently selected respondents from Distract Jail Timergara and Malakand. Taking interviews of the sampled participants, the data is thematically analyzed following the Braun and Clarke (2006) TA Model. The study finds a strong association between education and crime with a negative correlation to a higher extent. On the contrary, in situations where “honor and valor (nang and ghairat) of Pakhtuns are at stake, the role of education abates and nullifies to harmonize the escalating condition of the situation. In addition, it is also highlighted that education tends to prevent the provoking circumstances to a higher degree.
Key words: education, crime, violence, Pakhtun and Pakhtunwali, honor and valor, women and land