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RAPE/CRISIS

Criminal & Law  Psychology & Psychiatry  Women's Studies 

A compelling investigation of the trauma of rape, portraying the aftermath of a rape and the work of the Rape Crisis Center in Austin, Texas.

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DOIN' LIFE

Criminal & Law  Psychology & Psychiatry 

Examines the moral and philosophical issues of crime and punishment by focusing on five men serving life sentences as well as the victims of their crimes.

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WHITE JUSTICE

Criminal & Law  Native American Studies  Directed by Women 

Examines the impact of the Canadian criminal justice system on the Inuit Indians in northern Quebec which involves the imposition on them of an alien culture, language and value system.

FRAME-UP!
FRAME-UP!

American Studies  Criminal & Law  Latino Studies  Political Science  Pacific Street Films 

Examining the case of Martin Sostre, a black Puerto Rican bookstore owner in Buffalo, New York who was framed on drug possession charges in 1967 and sentenced to prison, this film shows how the American justice system can be abused for purposes of political repression.

THE GRAND JURY
THE GRAND JURY

American Studies  Criminal & Law  Pacific Street Films 

Examines the nature and function of the Grand Jury system and explores the relationship of the grand jury to the rest of the criminal justice system by following a case from arrest through indictment.

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DOING JUSTICE

Criminal & Law  Dance  Psychology & Psychiatry  Children & Young Adult 

Examines America's juvenile justice system, focusing on three young people in trouble with the law throughout their adolescence.

VOICES FROM WITHIN
VOICES FROM WITHIN

Criminal & Law  Psychology & Psychiatry  Pacific Street Films 

Dramatizes the loneliness and desperation of long-term prisoners who are denied many of the benefits provided to short-term prisoners, and reveals the emotional damage done to them and their families by extended incarceration.

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THROUGH THE WIRE

American Studies  Criminal & Law  Psychology & Psychiatry  Women's Studies  Directed by Women 

Reveals the shocking conditions at the Female High Security Unit at the federal prison in Lexington, Kentucky, where three women political prisoners, currently serving sentences ranging from thirty-five to fifty-eight years in solitary confinement, have been subjected to psychological experimentation (including sensory deprivation and constant video surveillance) and other forms of cruel and unusual punishment.

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COPS: BEHIND THE BADGE

American Studies  Criminal & Law  New York City  Psychology & Psychiatry 

This behind-the-scenes documentary follows police officers in Houston and New York City on their daily patrols, showing the demanding and often dangerous situations they confront regularly.

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THE JAIL

American Studies  Criminal & Law  Psychology & Psychiatry 

This documentary offers a revealing, inside look at the structure of prison society in America, particularly its class, racial and sexual aspects, by focusing on the San Francisco County Jail.

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PRESUMED INNOCENT

American Studies  Criminal & Law  New York City  Psychology & Psychiatry 

Filmed at New York City's House of Detention for Men on Riker's Island, this documentary examines the constitutional issues and human problems that accompany pretrial detention.

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LICENSE TO KILL

Criminal & Law  Psychology & Psychiatry 

Examines both sides of the controversy surrounding the death penalty, providing a cross- cultural survey, explaining which countries use the death penalty, how often, for what reasons, and the various methods used.

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ACTS OF VIOLENCE

American Studies  Criminal & Law  Psychology & Psychiatry 

Examines the high level of deadly violence in American society focusing on three types of murder--those of the mass murderer, the serial murderer, and the political assassin--and analyzes not only why these acts are committed but also why they are peculiarly American.

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MURDER: NO APPARENT MOTIVE

American Studies  Criminal & Law  Psychology & Psychiatry 

Examines the growing phenomenon of serial murders in the U.S., their underlying causes, and ways in which the killers can be more quickly identified and apprehended.

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FORGOTTEN VOICES

Criminal & Law  Psychology & Psychiatry 

Profiles three prisoners serving life sentences and how involvement in art has played a significant role in their rehabilitation. Shot at Western Wayne Correctional Facility (the former Detroit House of Corrections), the video illustrates how the ArtsGrowth prison outreach program has helped these individuals deal with their violent pasts through creative writing and painting.

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ALCOHOLISM

Alcohol & Drug Abuse  Family Relations  Criminal & Law  Sociology  Children & Young Adult 

Examines teenage drinking and teenagers whose parents are alcoholics, including the consequences of alcoholism such as physical illness, emotional maladjustment, family breakup, domestic violence, fatal car accidents, and violent crime.

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