Multimedia Resources

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Online Audios

Audio 1: “Great Pause” Among Prosecutors as DNA Proves Fallible

Description: Experts say the field of forensic DNA is having a moment of truth about years of overstated claims, and it may tarnish its reputation as the “gold standard” of legal evidence (7:18)

Audio 2: Wild Chimps, Stick Dolls: What’s at Play Here?

Description: In an unexpected twist in the nature vs. nurture debate, young female chimpanzees in a forest in Uganda may be playing with sticks and logs as if they were infants. The females played with their stick dolls twice as much as young male chimps (4:00)

Online Videos

Video 1: Future of Criminology

Description: Ted talks over the future of criminology (14:34)

Video 2: Through Our Eyes: Children, Violence, and Trauma

Description: This video discusses how violence and trauma affect children, including the serious and long-lasting consequences for their physical and mental health; signs that a child may be exposed to violence or trauma; and the staggering cost of child maltreatment to families, communities, and the nation (7:53)

Video 3: Exploring the Mind of a Killer

Description: Psychopathic killers are the basis for some must-watch TV, but what really makes them tick? Neuroscientist Jim Fallon talks about brain scans and genetic analysis that may uncover the rotten wiring in the nature (and nurture) of murderers (7:05)

Web Links

Web Link 1: The Brain and Personality

Description: There is a new possibility to uncover personality and morality through a brain scan

Web Link 2: The Link between the Brain and Morality

Description: A video discussion about recent findings about morality and its place in the brain