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Black on Black Violence

A discussion of why Blacks kill other Blacks. Also shows a health education class teaching homicide prevention in Boston.
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Confronting Drug and Alcohol Abuse [electronic resource]

A young woman uses the restroom at a busy restaurant. While she's away, her date cracks open a small capsule and spikes her drink with white powder. Onlookers are aghast - but do any of them take action? Truth be told, the young man and woman are actors in a hidden-camera scenario created to find out how unsuspecting observers will react. Other provocative set-ups featured in this compilation of ABC News segments: a bar customer attempting to take home a seemingly drunk woman he has just met; an apparently tipsy woman trying to persuade sober passersby to breathe into her car's breathalyzer so she can run an errand; and two different alcohol-drenched hazing sessions involving male, then female, initiates. Each segment gives viewers the chance to ask: What would you do?

Hospital Security [electronic resource]

When a criminal is hurt, injured, or wounded, he/she must receive proper treatment. However, the security challenges for law enforcement can be innumerable.

Courtroom Security [electronic resource]: What Every Cop Should Know

The deadly triple murder at Fulton County Courthouse in Atlanta, Georgia, brought new attention to the courthouse security issue. This program focuses on what every law enforcement officer who may be involved in any aspect of courthouse/courtroom security needs to know in order to make that security more effective, regardless of whether the jurisdiction is large or small, rich or lacking in financial resources.

Dangers of Social Networking Video Clip Collection [electronic resource]

No one doubts the power of social media to create positive connections among people who might otherwise never meet. But that same power has an ominous side. It can draw together individuals who should, in fact, not meet - such as predatory adults and gullible minors. It can facilitate bullying, emotional trauma, and cybercrime. And it can be highly addicting. This collection of five ABC News segments examines the issues in ways that are sure to spark discussion and further study. Contains mature content. Viewer discretion is advised. Clip duration ranges from 2 to 6 minutes. Video clips include: Facebook Stole My Identity; Kicking Teens' Facebook Addictions; Cyberbullying Blamed for Teen's Suicide; The Dangers of Facebook; Chatroulette - Talking to Strangers.

The Sexting Crisis Video Clip Collection [electronic resource]

Immersed in technology and caught up in the impulse of the moment, a teenager sends a sexually explicit text message to one of his or her classmates - and ruins a life in a matter of seconds. Exaggeration? Sadly, no. This collection of six ABC News segments makes clear to viewers the dangers involved in what has become known as "sexting" - a form of spontaneous free expression which, all too often, becomes a digital avenue for bullying, harassment, and self-destructive behavior. Parents, educators, legal authorities, and teens all take part in these illuminating and sometimes disturbing stories.Contains mature content. Viewer discretion is advised. Clip duration ranges from 2 to 10 minutes. Video clips include: Sexting and Teens; The Consequences of Sexting; Sexting Spreading Among [...]

Prisoners of Incest [electronic resource]

This heart-wrenching documentary is actually a dramatized reconstruction of a therapy session that took place at London's famous Great Ormond Street Hospital for children. In this re-creation, actors are among those who perform in an encounter session of the type pioneered at the hospital. A family of five is reacquainted with the father after a lapse of two and a half years to enter into a discussion of the incest that occurred between the man and his daughter. The team of psychologists who introduced this pioneering type of treatment play themselves.

Steubenville [electronic resource]: After the Party's Over

Steubenville High School used to be known for touchdowns, not trials, until two football heroes were charged with and convicted of raping a 16-year-old girl during a post-game victory celebration. This ABC News report on the Steubenville rape case follows the party-hopping trail of digital evidence that tells a story of extreme humiliation and repeated sexual violation while underscoring a nationwide-and uniquely 21st-century-problem: crime being recorded instead of reported as young bystanders with little real-world sense of consequences fail to intervene. Drawing upon texts, tweets, pictures, and videos, the case for the prosecution was almost entirely pieced together through social media.

School Crime [electronic resource]: Establishing Communication

School administrators, students, and members of the community work with law enforcement officials to prevent school crime. Respect is the key. Guidelines on how police can gain the confidence and cooperation of students and their families include door-to-door visits which also promote community involvement and awareness. Personal rapport between law enforcement officials and individual students is emphasized. Police and school officials are urged to intervene with social service agencies on behalf of students and their families who may be experiencing problems.

School Crime [electronic resource]: Campus Combat Zone

Guns are the second leading cause of death among school-age children-a staggering statistic. In this program, law enforcement officials, including a specialist in school violence control, discuss the problem and the gamut of resources available to fight it. Officer Jim Corbin, Director of the National Association of School Resource Officers, explains how weapons affect the quality of education, and what teachers can do to combat the trend. Several legal experts explain search-and-seizure laws within the context of Fourth Amendment rights. Topics covered include everything from school security, to the psychology of violence, to how teachers can reinforce positive attitudes that discourage criminal behavior and promote student cooperation.

Kids and Crime [electronic resource]: Keeping Kids Out of Trouble

This program examines successful efforts from around the country to help kids stay out of trouble. In Texas, the program profiles a former gang member who talks to kids about violence, and in Florida, we see teens running their own juvenile court. Schools are also fighting back: in Arizona, they are keeping kids off the streets by keeping them in school longer, and in Texas, expelled students are getting a second chance. The program also examines how communities are confronting gang violence, exploring police efforts in Texas and a woman in California who opens her garage to kids to keep them off the street. Finally, the program explores how kids in Washington, D.C., and Connecticut are learning to resolve conflicts nonviolently.

Understanding Violence [electronic resource]

This program features Dr. Carl Bell, one of the country's leading psychiatrists, who focuses on children who have witnessed violent acts, committed violence, or been the victims of violence. In this program, Dr. Bell argues that the cycle of violence in children's lives can be broken if we act early to deal with their trauma. Children capable of violence must be taught to empathize with the pain in someone else's life, allowing them to see the painful consequences of violence.

Early Intervention [electronic resource]

Prof. James Wilson of UCLA is one of the country's leading authorities on crime. In this program, he examines early intervention and incarceration as solutions to crime and violence. Personal accountability should be the aim of education and rehabilitation, Wilson maintains, and it is critical to link penalties with small offenses committed early so that children learn to connect their conduct to its consequences.

Criminal Conversations [electronic resource]

This program interviews criminals to learn how and why they commit crimes. In a segment on burglary and auto theft, criminals describe how they break into homes and cars, what keeps them out, what they look for, and where they find it. In a segment on fraud, fast-talking flim-flam men and women describe the most popular schemes and how they gain the trust of their victims. In a segment on rape, rapists reveal what they look for in a victim, and how to spot and discourage sexual predators. Rape survivors also explain the benefits of fighting back. Finally, the program looks at kidnapping and how to teach children to be safe without instilling fear, how to spot dangerous situations, and effective self-defense techniques.

The Limits of Justice [electronic resource]

When a juvenile gang stormed a Boston church during the funeral of a rival gang member, local community leaders and law enforcement officials decided that it was time to cooperate with each other and make a change. Parole officers and police personnel aggressively patrol the streets as a team, to enforce probation and deter violence; streetwise mentors partner with at-risk youth, helping them to deal with the police, the courts, and life in general; and organizations like the Log School and the Community Academy provide education, day care, job training, and food. This program documents the remarkable effectiveness of these alliances, which for two years have helped to totally eliminate juvenile homicide in Boston.

Young, Armed, and Dangerous [electronic resource]

This program investigates the way that Fort Worth is trying to deter young offenders from a life of crime and a lifetime of prison by focusing on the social, economic, and psychological causes of violence. Mentors provided by the Tarrant County Advocate Program for offenders on probation are achieving noteworthy successes. The Capital Offenders Program, which offers group resocialization therapy to help offenders deal with the roots of their aggression, has substantially reduced recidivism rates among participating youth. Another program, as daring as it is progressive, brings convicts and victims face-to-face, to confront the impact and consequences of their violent crimes. The best way to reduce crime may simply be to replace despair with hope-and a vision of a future worth living.