Criminal Justice & Law

New! 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

New! Unlikely Reunion 10 min.

America’s epidemic of gun violence gets plenty of coverage, but we don’t focus nearly enough on the victims living with the life-long impacts of that violence. We have the story of what happens when one of those survivors meets the person who pulled the trigger. In this NewsHour program, William Brangham tells how an unlikely reunion recently came about in Florida.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2023

New! Mass Killings: The Role of the Media 6 min.

The Columbine High School shooting was the most covered news story of 1999 in the United States. It set a precedent for the blanket coverage of random mass killings we see today: the rush to the crime scene; the pictures of the killer; their life story; their posts. Could this media coverage be contributing to the problem? This film looks at the evidence and the movement to change media coverage o...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2023

New! A Mythology of Mass Killers 7 min.

Mass killings, described by the FBI as four or more unlawful killings in a single event, devastate communities and create fear across countries. If we’re going to begin to understand what makes someone randomly kill large numbers of people, it’s important to distinguish between the evidence and the mythology. This film examines three major myths: that random mass killings are a relatively recent p...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2023

New! Edged Weapons: Don’t Let One Kill You 32 min.

Presenting crucial teaching points about the most common mistakes officers make when confronted by someone with an edged weapon, this program presents counters and remedies for officers to practice and use for honing their edged-weapons responses and skills. The course features instruction and training from Sgt. (Ret.) Erwin Ballarta of the Texas D.P.S. who for many years was one of the nation’s p...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2023

New! Elder Abuse: What Every Cop and Social Worker Needs to Know 42 min.

This program provides officers and investigators crucial information and knowledge they will need when coming across or investigating potential instances of elder abuse. Whether physical, mental or financial rip-offs and scams, the cost to our elderly is in the billions of dollars every year. Such situations call for first responders to have a ‘toolbox’ of information at their disposal, because...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2023

New! Iron Will to Survive - Burned Alive: The Incredible Journey of Officer Jason Schechterle 32 min.

This program details the horrific crash that left Phoenix officer Jason Schechterle with fourth-degree burns and life-changing disfiguring injuries and also features an interview with Jason more than two decades later, discussing his incredible emotional and spiritual journey. Since leaving law enforcement, Jason has concentrated his efforts on motivational speaking and is in demand not only by la...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2023

Does the Sex Offender Registry Do More Harm Than Good?: A Debate 51 min.

Sexual violence is one of the most brutal and horrible crimes imaginable, and its devastating impact can affect victims for years. To combat such crimes, Congress passed two laws in the 1990s that 1) requires convicted sex offenders to register with local authorities, and 2) mandates that law enforcement alert neighbors of sex offenders who are living in their community. To help people avoid poten...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2023

The Lie Detector 54 min.

In the early 20th century, researchers made a thrilling new claim: they could tell whether someone was lying by using a machine. Popularly known as the “lie detector,” the device was extolled as an infallible crime-fighting tool. Instead, the lie detector became an apparatus of fear and intimidation. The Lie Detector is a tale of good intentions, twisted morals and unintended consequences.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2023

Putin's Attack on Ukraine: Documenting War Crimes 84 min.

Documenting evidence of Russian war crimes in Ukraine and the pursuit of justice. With the Associated Press, tracing Vladimir Putin’s pattern of atrocities in Ukraine and other conflicts, and the challenge of holding him to account.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2022