Video and Multimedia

Video Resources

Video Link 2.1: Boston Marathon Bombings-Facts &

Description: This page on the History Channel website details the Boston Marathon bombing. This site includes an article and numerous videos that include interviews of victims and witnesses to this violence.

Video Link 2.2: Preventing Violence: Exclusive Interviews With Dr. James Gilligan

Description:    Dr. James Gilligan discusses the developmental roots of violence, such as the psychological effects of childhood neglect and dissociation.

Video Link 2.3: The Secrets of Abu Ghraib

Description: David Martin reports on the Senate Armed Services Committee report that details a paper trail from the Abu Ghraib scandal, leading from low ranking soldiers to the Pentagon.

Web Resources

Web Link 2.1: Do Chimpanzee Wars Prove That Violence Is Innate?

Description: Journalist Rami Tzabar reports for the BBC on the findings regarding animals and violence. In this article, he discusses his findings regarding war and violence in the animal kingdom.

Web Link 2.2: Boston Marathon Bombing Trial: 7 Things to Know

Description: Seven things to know about the trial of the Boston marathon bombing suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Web Link 2.3: The Horrifying American Roots of Nazi Eugenics

Description:  Edwin Black is the author of “IBM and the Holocaust” and “War Against the Weak: Eugenics and America’s Campaign to Create a Master Race,” from which the article is drawn that discusses how eugenics began in the United States.

Audio Resources

Audio Link 2.1: Despite Grim Media Reports, Crime Rates are actually Down in the U.S.

Description: Media reports this past year have gestured toward an incoming crime wave. But according to a study from the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, crime rates are actually down from last year and half what they were in 1990. NPR’s Ari Shapiro talks with Matthew Friedman, an economist at the Brennan Center and co-author of this report, about why crime is down and why murder rates are slightly up.

Audio Link 2.2: Tweeting crime: Law Enforcement Adapts to Social Media

Description: The Boston Police Department tweeted photos of bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and later announced his capture via social media. As the number of Twitter users grows, police forces face new opportunities and challenges in using social media for communicating with the public.