Video and Multimedia

Video Resources

Video 1: How Jails Extort the Poor?

Description: Salil Dudani shares stories from individuals who have experienced debtors' prison in Ferguson, Missouri, challenging us to think differently about how we punish the poor and marginalized.

Video 2: How Economic Inequality Harms Societies?

Description: Richard Wilkinson charts the hard data on economic inequality, and shows what gets worse when rich and poor are too far apart: real effects on health, lifespan, even such basic values as trust.

Video 3: Robert Agnew on Strain Theory and the American Society for Criminology

Description: This video reviews Merton’s strain theory as well as Agnew’s general strain theory and its approaches.

Audio Resources

Audio 1: “‛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.

Audio 2: Author Podcast: Anger

Description: The author provides a brief overview of the chapter.

Web Resource

Web 1: The Stark Relationships Between Income Inequality and Crime

Description: The Economist article data that shows the relationship between income inequality and crime.