Criminal Justice & Law


New! The Hispanic Experience, Culture, and Language: What Every Cop Needs to Know 38 min.

In this program, a veteran Hispanic/American officer provides fellow law enforcement with some critical information and guidelines fore dealing with Hispanics/Latinos during interactions, either in traffic, pedestrian, or jail/prison settings. The program emphasizes the critical areas of respect and dignity, which are extremely important in Hispanic/Latino culture. The video also features footage...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2023

New! Navajo Police: Class 57 173 min.

"Navajo Police: Class 57" is a three-part docuseries that follows a group of recruits as they fight their way through the Navajo Police Training Academy and out into the field. There, they must contend with rising crime and centuries of neglect to hold their community together. The pressure is fierce and the stakes are high, as the survival of the Navajo Nation depends in part on the success of th...

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New! Navajo Police: Class 57 - Part 1 59 min.

A class of 28 new recruits enters the Navajo Police Academy hoping to serve a community facing a severe shortage of officers.

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New! Navajo Police: Class 57 - Part 2 59 min.

As the number of recruits starts to dwindle, officers discuss the ongoing challenges facing the Navajo Nation.

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New! Navajo Police: Class 57 - Part 3 58 min.

Graduates of the police academy enter the field as rookie officers while wrestling with conflicts in their personal and professional lives.

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New! Is Legalizing Marijuana a Mistake?: A Debate (Audio Only) 51 min.

In 2012, Colorado and Washington became the first states in the nation to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes. By 2023, 23 states had followed their lead, and another 14 had legalized cannabis for medical use. In 2022 and 2023, however, voters in four states rejected legalization, which remains prohibited under federal law. Supporters of legalization argue that cannabis is a relatively ha...

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Should Prosecutors Pursue Minor Crimes?: A Debate 50 min.

In the United States, prosecutors file about 13 million misdemeanor cases each year. These cases, which constitute about 80 percent of all cases nationwide, are mainly low-level, nonviolent crimes, such as drug possession, disorderly conduct, shoplifting, and prostitution. Some prosecutors, including those in are processed. The district attorney’s offices in areas like Suffolk County, Massachusett...

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Guns in America 8 min.

Firearms are involved in more than half of suicides in the U.S. The gun suicide rate has reached an all-time high, and for the first time, the rate is higher among Black kids and teens than white ones, according to a recent analysis by Johns Hopkins University. William Brangham speaks with Dr. Emmy Betz, director of the Firearm Injury Prevention Initiative, to learn more.

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Stopping Active Shooters Before They Act/The Wistockian Theory 28 min.

Det.(Ret.)Richard Wistocki, an expert in cybercrime, has developed a step-by-step plan of action that has identified potential active shooters and other criminals via cell phone and computer forensics. He calls it The Wistockian Theory. As of this production, his teachings have thwarted an estimated 55 acts of violence, 30 acts of swatting,13 school shooting threats, 7 death threats, 5 bomb threat...

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Child Labor 7 min.

The U.S. government found child labor violations involving over 3,800 minors in 2022. At the same time, some states say there is too much regulation of child labor. This NewsHour program features a discussion between Katherine Walts, director of the Center for the Human Rights of Children at Loyola University Chicago; Dan Bowling, a distinguished fellow at Duke University School of Law; and Ali Ro...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2023