Criminal Justice & Law


New! Mommy Dead And Dearest 83 min.

Provocative documentarian Erin Lee Carr (Thought Crimes: The Case of the Cannibal Cop) returns to HBO to explore another twisted true-crime story in the age of social media. Things are not always as they appear, especially in the case of Dee Dee and Gypsy Rose Blanchard, and what starts out as a grisly tale of matricide morphs into a rabbit hole of deception and abuse. As we learn, Dee Dee and her...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Abortion: Stories Women Tell 93 min.

Though the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade protected a woman’s right to choose, abortion remains one of the most divisive issues in America today. In the last several years, many states have imposed restrictions on access to abortion, including Missouri, where only one abortion clinic remains open in the entire state, and where patients and their doctors must navigate a 72-hour w...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Rock and a Hard Place 82 min.

An unprecedented and enlightening look inside a youth-prison boot camp, Rock and a Hard Place focuses on the lives of a diverse group of incarcerated young people in Florida, each of whom are granted a second chance: the opportunity to trade an extensive prison sentence for a fresh start by completing the famed Miami-Dade County Corrections & Rehabilitation Department Boot Camp Program. This one-o...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Beware The Slender Man 116 min.

It was a local story that horrified the nation: two 12-year-old girls lured a friend into the Waukesha woods, where they proceeded to stab her 19 times in an effort to appease a faceless mythical entity known online as “Slenderman.” But there’s more to the story than the dark headlines it generated. A sobering documentary that delves deep into the story behind this shocking crime, Beware the Slend...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Policing Is Racially Biased: A Debate 105 min.

In 2014, a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager. This incident, along with similar ones in Cleveland, Chicago, and other cities in the months that followed, sparked a wave of protest nationwide targeting racial disparities in criminal justice and accusing the police of using excessive force against African Americans. Are these accusat...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

New! Rikers: An American Jail 57 min.

The United States is facing a crisis of mass incarceration with over 2.2 million people packed into its jails and prisons. To understand the human toll of this crisis, Rikers Island is a good place to start. Of the more than 7,500 people detained at Rikers Island on any given day, almost 80% have not yet been found guilty or innocent of the charges they face. All are at risk in the pervasive cultu...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Cyber Jihad 47 min.

Jihadists are fighting a war on social media. The propaganda they spread is getting ever more professional. Which virtual weapons will ISIS deploy to radicalize young people in the West? Why do young Europeans fall for "the medieval reality show" of ISIS? Over the past fifteen years, jihadism has gained a lot of territory online without any hindrance. After 9/11, Al-Qaeda started posting amateuris...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Justice for All 47 min.

Access to justice: for four billion out of the just over seven billion people on earth this is too expensive, too complicated, blocked by corruption, or simply not available. Lawyers working for the Dutch government devote themselves to the digital innovation of the legal industry. Surprisingly enough, Kenya is a trendsetter in this respect. Under the inspiring guidance of Supreme Court Judge Will...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Marathon: The Patriots' Day Bombing 108 min.

Directed by the Emmy®-nominated team of Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg, and produced in association with The Boston Globe, this feature documentary revisits the April 15, 2013 bombings at the Boston Marathon through the prism of individuals whose lives were forever changed by the attacks. The film covers the events of Marathon Day 2013, through the sentencing of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev two years later a...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Life Inside Jail: Hell on Earth 90 min.

With full and exclusive access to one of New York’s largest jails, this two-part series reveals the reality of life in the American prison system. In America, before you are convicted of any crime, you are sent to one of the nation’s 3,000 county jails. Conditions are seriously tough – innocent people mix with petty thieves, serial killers and violent gang members while they wait for their cases t...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016