Criminal Justice & Law

New! The Cannibal on Bus 1170: Rethinking Moral Panics 8 min.

When Vincent Li murdered and then cannibalized 22-year-old Tim McLean on a Greyhound Bus heading for Winnipeg, the shock waves ran through Canadian society. But when Li was found unfit to face trail and later released, shock turned to outrage and triggered a social media moral panic. This film looks at the social reaction to Tim McLean’s murder and how it challenged the conventional sociological m...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

New! Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland 104 min.

On July 10, 2015, Sandra Bland, a vibrant 28-year-old African American from Chicago, was arrested for a traffic violation in a small Texas town. After three days in custody, she was found hanging from a noose in her cell. Bland’s death was quickly ruled a suicide, sparking allegations of a murder and cover-up, and turning her case and name into a rallying cry nationwide. From the Oscar®-nominated,...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

New! The Trap: The Deadly Sex-Trafficking Cycle In American Prisons 33 min.

The Trap investigates how prisons and jails across the United States have become recruiting grounds for human traffickers, who are targeting incarcerated women and trafficking them out of correctional facilities and into pimp-controlled prostitution.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

New! White Fright 30 min.

In 2015, the community of Islamberg discovered that a Tennessee minister was plotting the deadliest attack on US soil since 9/11 against their village. Why have Americans heard nothing about him, and why has the safety of their community been ignored? On 10 April 2015, the FBI quietly arrested Robert Doggart, a white, 63-year-old Christian minister after they discovered he was plotting an attack a...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

Dark Money 98 min.

Dark Money examines one of the greatest present threats to American democracy: the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials. The film takes viewers to Montana—a frontline in the fight to preserve fair elections nationwide—to follow a local journalist working to expose the real-life impacts of the US Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

Understanding the Opioid Epidemic 56 min.

This program traces the causes behind the unprecedented growth in the use of prescription opioids and the devastating impact these drugs are having in virtually every part of America. It captures the story of the opioid crisis through personal stories and interviews with experts and reveals the tragic impact of the overuse of prescription painkillers on individuals, families, and communities.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

Ethics and Compliance: Expert Evidence Series—Interview Videos 4 min.

Various legal and forensic specialists examine the behaviors and accountabilities that must be demonstrated by expert witnesses.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

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