Criminal Justice & Law

New! 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

New! 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

Taken Hostage 240 min.

Unfolding like a political thriller, Taken Hostage revisits the 1979 Iran hostage crisis, when 52 Americans were held hostage in Tehran. For the next 444 days, the world watched as the U.S. endured humiliation, vitriol and hatred from a country that had long been a close ally. The crisis would transform both the U.S. and Iran and forever upend the focus and direction of American foreign policy.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2022

Taken Hostage: Episode 1 113 min.

Explore how America’s quarter-century of unwavering support for its ally, the Shah of Iran, and the violent Islamic revolution that overthrew him in 1979, set the stage for the Iran hostage crisis.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2022

Taken Hostage: Episode 2 112 min.

Through riveting accounts from hostages, journalists and officials, learn how Iranian students held 52 hostages at the American embassy in Tehran from November 1979 to January 1981—a defining crisis of Jimmy Carter’s presidency.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2022

Beware Jack-In-The-Box 24 min.

This program provides officer safety information. Michigan officers encountered a situation that has helped prepare law enforcement for dealing with the unexpected, and it was caught entirely on cruiser cam. After pulling over a potential armed robbery suspect, officers encountered a suspect hidden in the trunk of the vehicle. Find out how they responded and what lessons the department learned.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2022

De-escalation with African American Subjects 33 min.

In this program, we talk with Byron “Sarge” Watson. He had a long and successful career with St. Louis County P.D. (35 years) as a Field Training Officer, D.A.R.E Officer, and Chaplain. Watson provides insight in dealing with subjects in African-American communities. Learn from his first-hand experiences and the knowledge he gained working the streets, including de-escalation tactics that served h...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2022

Hank Earl Carr and the Violent Day that Changed Law Enforcement 53 min.

This program is focused on the day that an avowed cop-hater murdered a child and three law enforcement officers , including one state trooper, in Tampa, Florida. Students will learn how the killer’s ability to lie and con the officers helped contribute to their violent deaths. His girlfriend, being interrogated separately, also played detectives with her stream of consciousness ability to lie....

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2022

Pre De-Escalation/Meet the Pied Piper of Community Policing 35 min.

In this program, you will meet Cpl. Brandon Fleming of the South Hill (VA) Police Department. Fleming, also known as ‘Batman’ to the children in his community, has become extremely popular over the past few years. He has carved out a special relationship with the youngsters and has helped them to understand that law enforcement officers are there to help them, not to cause them harm. Viewers learn...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2022