Video and Multimedia

Video 1: The Surprising Decline in Violence

Description: Steven Pinker charts the decline of violence from Biblical times to the present, and argues that, though it may seem illogical and even obscene, given Iraq and Darfur, we are living in the most peaceful time in our species’ existence.

Video 2: The Killer at Thurston High

Description: In May 1998, a year before the massacre at Columbine High, 15-year-old Kip Kinkel murdered his mother and father and then opened fire at Thurston High School in Springfield, Oregon, killing two fellow students and wounding 25 others. Frontline explores what led this 15-year-old to kill his parents and classmates.

Video 3: Violence Against Women-It’s A Men’s Issue

Description: Domestic violence and sexual abuse are often called “women’s issues.” But in this bold, blunt talk, Jackson Katz points out that these are intrinsically men’s issues—and shows how these violent behaviors are tied to definitions of manhood.

Audio 1: Sexual Assault Numbers Vary By Who’s Tracking It

Description: Various government agencies have very different estimates about prevalence of sexual assault in the U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., asked for a study on how agencies define sexual assault.