Video and Multimedia
Click on the following links. Please note these will open in a new window.
The Cranky Sociologist is a blog compiled by three sociology professors who believe that “if sociology doesn’t make you cranky, you ain’t doing it right”. Using the HBO show “The Wire”(episode “Hamsterdam” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpV18bqN16w and based on the work of Durkheim and Merton, the authors discussion the connection between the level of crime and anomie.
- How does “Hamsterdam” demonstrate Merton’s definition of anomie?
The Mysterious Dark Net
Jamie Bartlett, social media analyst investigates the legal and illegal subcultures of the “dark net”.
- What is the “dark net”?
- Why is the dark net seen as a subculture?
Encore: Author explores the murder of Kitty Genovese
Audie Cornish, NPR host, interviews Kevin Cook, author of "Kitty Genovese: The Murder, The Bystanders, The Crime That Changed America."
- How can you connect anomie to the case of Kitty Genovese?
Relative Deprivation Approach
- What is the example used on this website to describe relative deprivation?
‘The Interrupters’ is a critically acclaimed 2011 documentary telling the story of three Cure Violence workers who try to protect their Chicago communities from the violence they once employed. It examines a year in which Chicago drew national headlines for violence and murder that plagued the city.
“The Interrupters” Educator Guide
- After viewing this video, describe anomie and strain theories in terms of community violence.
Can General Strain Theory Explain White-Collar Crime?
In this Prezi presentation, Angie Seubert and Kendra Krause compile information to support the connection between general strain theory and white-collar crime.
- According to Sutherland, what is coupled with strain to foster white-collar crime?