Video and Multimedia

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Video 1: Kevin Briggs: The bridge between suicide and life
Description: For many years, Sergeant Kevin Briggs had a dark, unusual, at times strangely rewarding job. He patrolled the southern end of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, a popular site for suicide attempts. In a sobering, deeply-personal talk Briggs shares stories from those he’s spoken, and listened, to standing on the edge of life. He gives a powerful piece of advice to those with loved ones who might be contemplating suicide.

Video 2: What is the Role of the Police?
Description: In this video clip, Captain Chris Andersen of the San Antonio PD explains the role of the police and the investigative process.

Audio 1: To Reduce Bias, Some Police Departments Are Rethinking Traffic Stops
Description: In this audio clip, Thomas Wydra, the police chief of Hamden, Conn., discusses his efforts to reform his department's traffic-stop criteria, after they were singled out for stopping minority drivers at disproportionately higher rates than Whites.

Audio 2: Wal-Mart's Crime Problem Overwhelms Police Across U.S.
Description: This audio clip discusses an article written by Shannon Pettypiece regarding crime at Wal-Mart in Bloomberg Businessweek. Pettypiece claims there is a violent crime every day at a Wal-Mart somewhere in the country, and local police are overwhelmed.

Web Link 1: Measuring Performance in a Modern Police Organization
Description: This report by Malcolm Sparrow highlights some of the common mistakes by police organizations when they report their performance.

Web Link 2: Five Things About Deterrence
Description: This article includes a brief discussion by the National Institute of Justice about crime deterrence.