Multimedia Resources

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Online Audios

Audio 1: Chicago Residents Fight Crime One Vacant Lot at a Time

Description: A Chicago program announced two years ago to allow homeowners in impoverished neighborhoods to buy vacant lots on their block for a dollar is off to a very slow start (3:55)

Audio 2: Does Crime Drop When Immigrants Move In?

Description: Some researchers say cities with large immigrant populations boast conditions that depress crime: young families and active, bustling neighborhoods (5:10)

Audio 3: Ban the Box Laws, Do They Help Job Applicants with Criminal Histories?

Description: To help ex-felons land jobs, many states have enacted a law that prevents employers from asking applicants to check a box to reveal criminal history, but the intended effect of these laws might not be realized (3:30)

Online Videos

Video 1: Robert Agnew on Strain Theory and the American Society for Criminology

Description: Agnew discusses his theory (4:28)

Video 2: Emile Durkheim

Description: Durkheim’s contribution to crime research (7:47)

Video 3: A Community Safety Net to Prevent Rampage Shootings

Description: This video is about policies developed to provide social safety from crime (16:07)

Web Links

Web Link 1: Feds to Allow Preferences for Low-Income Applicants in S.F. Housing Complex

Description: San Francisco’s Mission District will be one of four additional neighborhoods given preferential access to an affordable senior housing complex in an agreement between the city and the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development

Web Link 2: Strain theory

Description: This article discusses strain theory and applies it to our modern society