Criminal Justice & Law


New! Social Theory and Crime 21 min.

For many criminologists, you can't explain crime just by looking at the characteristics offenders, you also have to consider the role social, cultural & environmental influences. This film brilliantly captures the essence of three of the major social theories of crime and looks at their continuing relevance to the study and control of crime in contemporary societies. Strain Theory and the American...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

Traffic Stop 31 min.

From the two-time Peabody Award-winning team of director Kate Davis and producer David Heilbroner (The Newburgh Sting, Stonewall Uprising), this haunting and compelling Academy Award®-nominated, 30-minute, documentary short tells the story of Breaion King, a 26-year-old African-American school teacher from Austin, Texas, who was stopped in 2015 for a routine traffic violation—an encounter that esc...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

Truth and Lies: Waco 82 min.

ABC presents a documentary on the deadly 1993 Waco, Texas siege that ignited national outrage. This video features interviews with FBI and ATF agents, survivors of the fire, and children of David Koresh's followers. The raid on the Branch Davidian compound led to a gunfight killing four ATF agents and six of David Koresh’s followers. After a 51-day standoff, the compound burned to the ground, leav...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

New! He Died Sitting On Our Front Porch: The Fight To Stop Chicago's Gang Killings 13 min.

Over the Fourth of July weekend, over 100 people were shot in Chicago—a worrying increase after the city’s murder rate had fallen to its lowest level in 40 years. Adam Gabbatt visits the city’s south side to understand why gang violence remains such a problem—and how grassroots groups are working to prevent it.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

New! Life And Death In Texas: Abortion Frontline Of America 13 min.

New Texan anti-abortion laws are putting women’s lives at risk, according to pro-choice campaigners. But pro-life activists claim they are protecting women from an out-of-control abortion industry. Leah Green visits the state as the battle over women’s bodies intensifies.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

New! Writing Wrongs: The Pioneering New York Prison Program Transforming Lives 11 min.

In the Bronx, the Prison Writes program provides therapeutic writing workshops for people trying to get back on their feet after incarceration. Humberto, 16, is trying to get back into school after a period in Rikers Island prison. Across the city, Justin uses writing to move on from his history as a gang member, and his experiences in the criminal justice system. Can they leave their past mistake...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

As Survivors Say #MeToo, What Will It Take To Stop Widespread Sexual Harassment? 15 min.

In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein story, the hashtag #MeToo has inspired millions of women to share stories of harassment in the workplace and culture. Judy Woodruff explores what’s driving the movement with Fatima Goss Graves of the National Women’s Law Center, Melissa Silverstein of Women and Hollywood, Lisa Senecal of Vermont Commission on Women and Leigh Gilmore of Wellesley College.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Women Are Speaking Up about Sexual Harassment. Is a Sea Change Coming? 13 min.

Women are breaking their silence about sexual harassment, with news breaking daily about celebrities and public figures. When will it be safe for women across the workforce to speak out? Judy Woodruff gets perspectives from attorney Lynne Bernabei, Jocelyn Frye of Center for American Progress and Lin Farley, author of Sexual Shakedown and Megan Twohey of The New York Times.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Stacey Dooley Investigates: Canada's Lost Girls 52 min.

This emotional, hard-hitting film takes Stacey Dooley to a remote part of Canada to investigate why the regular disappearance or murder of hundreds of young women from indigenous communities has largely been ignored. She discovers that in the last 30 years, an estimated 4,000 women from these First Nation communities have gone missing or been killed. And the vast majority were aged under 30. Why w...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Baltimore Rising 93 min.

In the wake of the 2015 death of Freddie Gray while in police custody, Baltimore was a city on the edge. Peaceful protests and destructive riots erupted in the immediate aftermath of Gray’s death, reflecting the deep divisions between authorities and the community—and underscoring the urgent need for reconciliation. Directed by Sonja Sohn, one of the stars of the acclaimed HBO series The Wire, Bal...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017