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Class Schedule: Violence in America: Spring 2013

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Jan. 23 (1)

Violence in America: Introduction and overview:

Reidel & Welch1

Chapter 1 Powerpoint

cspan_presentation on BJS statistics-Crime in America

Violence Papers Outline Spring 2013

Jan. 28, 30 (2)

Patterns of Violence: Time and Place

Reidel & Welch 2,3
Chapter 3 Powerpoint

Patterns of Violence Lecture

Chapter 2 Powerpoint

Crime Mapping and Serial Killing

Guide to Using APA Format

Feb. 4, 6 (3)

Why are we a violent society? An overview of violence causation: Classical, biological, psychological, and sociological explanations

On line reading:

Levitt - Understanding Why Crime rates fell...

Byrnechapter2revised082907CRIMINOLOGICAL THEORY

Feb. 11, 13(4)

Murder and Assaultin the US: Official, Victimization, and Self-Reported Measures of Violence

Reidel & Welsh chapter 4

Chapter 4 Powerpoint

Victimizations Not Reported Police 2006-2010

Murder Lecture (3)


Many killers who go free with Florida 'stand your ground' law have history of violence

Assignment One Paper due Feb. 13th to

Feb. 19, 20 (5)


Types of Homicide: 1 vs multiple victims( serial, spree, and mass murder)


Aurora Colorado Theater shootings ABC News

Ted Bundy The Final Interview-Rayford Prison 1989-YOU TUBE

Ted Bundy Interview

A look back at Boston's history of mass murders since the '70s

The BTK Killer Speaks Part 1A&E Documentary

The BTK Killer Speaks A&E Documentary part 2

The BTK Killer Speaks A&E documentary Part 3

The BTK Killer Speaks A&E documentary Part 4

The BTK Killer speaks A&E Documentary Part 5

NPR "Inside the Mind of BTK"

Lee Malvo Ten years after DC snipers case "I was a Monster" Washington Post

Deranged Sniper: Series of murders-DC Sniper

Final Report The DC Sniper

Feb. 25, 27 (6)

Predicting Violenceand Profiling Violent Offenders—Myths and realities of risk prediction

A&E Serial Killers Profiling the criminal mind

On line reading: Gladwell Profiling!!!

On line reading: Predicting violence lecture

Lecture Notes

On-line reading: can science help us predict violent behavior?

Safety on campus? Absolutely

Mar. 4, 6 (7)

Risk Prediction & Control: Do we need a department of pre-crime?



The Role of Offender Risk Assessment: A Policy Maker Guide

Risk Assessment PPT


On-line reading: predicting violence

Mar. 11, 13




OCT. 22: KEY FACTORS: Drugs, Gangs, and Violence


March 20th

Reidel & Welsh chapters 11-13

Chapter 11 Powerpoint Gangs

Chapter 12 Powerpoint
Chapter 13 Powerpoint Drugs and Alcohol

PCP Report FINAL National Report on Drug Courts BJA 2009

Lecture Notes:Violence Lecture


The MS-13 Threat FBI Report

Mar. 25, 27 (9)

Myths and Realities of Violence prevention and Control: What works?

Rape and Sexual Assault

Reidel & Welsh 15

Chapter 15 Powerpoint

Crime Prevention and Soft Technology new

Myths and Facts About Sex Offenders

The Prevention of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Sex Offenders presentation (1)

Polyvictimization: Children's Exposure to Multiple Types of Violence, Crime and Abuse

Reidel & Welch 6

Chapter 6 Powerpoint

Sexual Offender Research Link

Diane Sawyer Interview with Jaycee Dugard

Special Report on CDCRs Supervision of Parolee Phillip Garrido

Phillip Garrido

Elizabeth Smart Kidnapping

The Kidnapping of Elizabeth Smart

Tracking sex-crime offenders gets trickier

Acquaintance Rape of College Students

Sexual Assault of Young Children as Reported to Law Enforcement: Victim, Incident, and Offender Characteristics

Apr. 1, 3 (10)

Violations of Trust? Violence in the family and in the helping professions: Parents,Siblings, Doctors, teachers, clergy, therapists, coaches, & caregivers

Violence in the Helping Professions: Prevention and Control Strategies

Reidel & Welch 8,

Chapter 8powerpoint

Child Deaths Resulting From Inflicted Injuries: Household Risk Factors and Perpetrator Characteristics

Sexual Exploitation by Helping Professionals

The Nature and Scope of the Problem of Sexual Abuse of Minors by Catholic Priests and Deacons in the United States

Sexual Abuse in Social Context: Catholic Clergy and Other Professionals

Children's Exposure to Intimate Partner Violence and Other Family Violence

The dangers were plain, but the killings went on-Domestic Homicide

Family Violence reading online

The Structure of Family Violence PDF

Domestic Violence Awareness Handbook

Educator Sexual Misconduct

Ex-Youth Leader Gets 40 Years

Sandusky child sex charges possible


Freeh Report on Sandusky at Penn State

April 8, 10 (11)

Workplace violence/Robbery

Reidel & Welch 5, 9

Chapter 5 Powerpoint

Chapter 9 Powerpoint

Workplace-Violence: Issues in Response

Protecting our Caregivers from Workplace Violence

Portrait of a Killer

New Violent Robbery Initiative: Gets Help from an Older Federal Law

Assignment Two Paper due Apr. 10th to

Apr. 17 (12)



Cult violence/Religion& violence/Hate crimes

Reidel & Welsh chapter 7

Chapter 7 Powerpoint

FBI Hate Crime 2010

Hate Groups Video

MSNBC Hate Crimes Video

Extremist-Right PDF

Scott Roeder convicted of murder in shooting of abortion provider George Tiller

Lecture 9: Hate crimes...

Waco: The Inside Story

David Koresh

FBI Warning: Homegrown Terrorists

Oklahoma City Bombing

The Jonestown Massacre


I escaped a Cult-Warren Jeffs and The Greens

Apr. 22, 24(13)

School violence: Case studies, the legacy of Columbine and Virginia Tech

Reidel & Welch 10

Chapter 10 Powerpoint

On line reading: case studies of columbine and VT murderers

Columbine Massacre

10 years later, the real story behind Columbine

Zero Hour Columbine High School -Discovery

Virginia Tech Panel Report

Northern Illinois University Shooting

Guide for Preventing and Responding to School Violence

Time Line of Worldwide School Shootings

For many, 'mean girl' practice starts early

The untouchable Mean Girls

System of secrecy allows bullies to thrive

Prosecutors: 9 teens charged in Phoebe Prince death

Apr. 29, May 1 (14)

Institutional violence: Why do we need to care? What can we do to prevent and/or control prison violence? Are today’s prisoners being recruited by terrorist groups?

This week Final exam review released

On-line reading: The Ghosts of Abu Ghraib

Myths and Realities of Prison Violence: A Review of the Evidence

In Search of the Tossed Salad Man

Nearly 90,000 raped in lockup, study finds

Online reading: Security threat groups in prison

National Geographic America's Hardest Prisons



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