Multimedia Resources

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Online Audios

Audio 1: Justice Department to Review All Civil Rights Agreements on Police Conduct

Description: The Justice Department has directed the deputy attorney general and the associate attorney general to review all department activities (3:09)

Audio 2: Tide Starts to Turn Against the “Crime” of Being Homeless

Description: Some local laws make it illegal to sleep or eat outside. Advocates have fought these laws in court. Now, the federal government is taking a stance, pushing ways to help, not criminalize, the homeless (4:09)

Audio 3: As Adults Legally Smoke Pot in Colorado, More Minority Kids Arrested for It

Description: The state legalized marijuana at the start of 2014 for anyone 21 or older. An increasing rate of Latino and black youths were arrested for violating that age limit, even as the white arrest rate fell (3:34)

Online Videos

Video 1: Labeling Theory

Description: This video reviews labeling theory using marijuana as an example (4:57)

Video 2: Why Marxism?

Description: This lecture is an examination of why so many people are still attracted to Marxism despite the history of totalitarianism and genocide (5:26)

Video 3: Obama Shortens Sentences for More Drug Offenders

Description: This CNN clip discusses changes in sentencing laws for crack and cocaine

Web Links

Web Link 1: Oklahoma City Police Fatally Shoot Deaf Man Despite Yells of “He Can’t Hear”

Description: Police in Oklahoma city on Tuesday night fatally shot a deaf man who they say was advancing toward them with a metal pipe as witnesses yelled that the man was deaf and could not hear them

Web Link 2: Solitary Confinement

Description: A news article about the effects of solitary confinement on inmates

Web Link 3: Prison Overcrowding

Description: The Pew Research Center released data about the problem of prison overcrowding with supporting data