Criminal Justice & Law


New! Beyond the Bystander Effect 10 min.

The bystander effect has long been used to explain the general lack of public help towards people who have been harmed, or are at risk of harm. This film looks at more recent research that takes us beyond the bystander effect and explains the lack of help for James Bulger, a two-year-old who was abducted and murdered by two 10-year-old boys. It goes on to show how the psychology of bystander behav...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022

New! Geographical Profiling Applied: The M25 Rapist 10 min.

One evening a couple were watching tv when they heard a knock on their front door. On the doorstep was a shivering 10-year-old girl wearing only a t-shirt. She had been snatched from outside a community centre in town and raped. The following summer there were eight further rapes of girls and women around the M25, London’s orbital motorway, that police believed were committed by the same man. This...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022

New! Introducing Geographical Offender Profiling 10 min.

Geographical offender profiling is now being used by police forces around the world to help focus investigations into a connected series of crimes where there are no obvious suspects. This film introduces students to the principles and key concepts of geographical profiling - least effort principle, distance decay, crime pattern theory and opportunity spaces - and their application to criminal inv...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022

Police on Trial 84 min.

Investigating the Minneapolis police in the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd. With Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters from the Star Tribune--from the killing and protests to the trial of Derek Chauvin to the struggle for accountability.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022

Part 1: Don't Fall 74 min.

After helping to pass domestic violence legislation, Evan Rachel Wood shares her story of abuse at the hands of rock icon Marilyn Manson.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022

Part 1: The Crime (Undercurrent: The Disappearance of Kim Wall) 62 min.

After journalist Kim Wall disappears aboard his submarine, authorities begin to question inventor Peter Madsen.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022

Part 2: Stand Up 83 min.

As more witnesses speak out about Marilyn Manson's actions, Evan Rachel Wood continues to share her story in hopes of helping fellow survivors. Then, investigators meet with Wood as she prepares to publicly name Manson for the first time.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022

Part 2: The Punishment (Undercurrent: The Disappearance of Kim Wall) 64 min.

As Madsen's trial gets underway, disturbing details about the inventor and Kim's final hours begin to surface.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022

Phoenix Rising 155 min.

In 2019, actor and activist Evan Rachel Wood co-authors and helps pass California's Phoenix Act, which extends the statute of limitations for domestic violence cases. Having never publicly named her abuser, Wood begins to detail the violent relationship she was coerced into at only 18 years old with then 37-year-old Brian Warner, known to the world as rock icon Marilyn Manson.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022

Undercurrent: The Disappearance of Kim Wall 124 min.

An investigation into the disappearance of journalist Kim Wall while on board Danish entrepreneur Peter Madsen's self-made submarine.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022