Criminal Justice & Law


Free Speech Is Threatened on Campus: A Debate 91 min.

Protests have erupted on university campuses across the country. College students are speaking out against racism, bigotry, and offensive language, which, they claim, fosters an unwelcoming, sometimes hostile, learning environment. Opponents, however, charge that their demands have gone too far, creating an atmosphere of intolerance that limits intellectual discourse and silences unpopular points...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Myanmar: Poppyland 26 min.

In this documentary, Liam Cochrane travels to the source of most of Australia’s heroin—the vast opium fields of Myanmar, where poppy production has more than doubled in a decade. He interviews local farmers dependent on the crop for survival; talks to a church pastor running a heroin rehab program in Nant Phar Kar, a town threatened by addiction; and visits a Shan village implementing a U.N. progr...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

The Most Dangerous Town on the Internet: Where Cybercrime Goes to Hide 24 min.

What if there were "countries" the size of the average suburban household? What if they had their own rules, laws, and currencies? What if one of them almost brought the entire Internet to its knees? They’re called data havens, and they are the Switzerlands of the Internet: bunkers, caves, and sea fortresses, offering cybercriminals and freedom fighters alike the privacy to conduct unregulated inf...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Homegrown: The Counter-Terror Dilemma 90 min.

A timely exploration of one of today’s most divisive and pressing issues – the threat posed by homegrown Islamic extremism and the challenges of detecting and countering it. Directed by Emmy® award-winner Greg Barker (HBO’s Manhunt: The Search for Bin Laden), Homegrown: The Counter-Terror Dilemma is a gripping, insider’s account of the homegrown terrorist threat in America, told from the perspecti...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Breaking Point: Heroin in America 41 min.

In this 20/20 special report, David Muir takes us to New Hampshire and inside the lives of recovering heroin addicts, their families, the health professionals working to help them, and those who do not survive. Aaron Smith struggles to find a treatment center where he can get help and when he does they do not have the drugs to get him through withdrawals. Follow Savanah and Matt as they do their b...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Silence Broken—A Mother's Reckoning 43 min.

Sue Klebold, mother of Columbine shooter Dylan Klebold, gives her first television interview nearly 17 years after the tragedy. She talks about her relationship with her son, about the victims, and about what happened inside her home leading up to the Columbine shooting. Diane Sawyer examines teenage mental health, warning signs of a child in crisis, and the possibility of preventing the next scho...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Using the Law to Save Us: Roger Cox 76 min.

This episode of The Green Interview features Roger Cox, a Dutch lawyer and author, who led the Dutch Climate Case, the groundbreaking suit brought against the Netherlands on behalf of the Urgenda Foundation and 900 Dutch Citizens. In 2015, the case concluded with an unprecedented verdict in which the district court in The Hague ordered the Dutch government to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions mo...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

The Equal Protection Clause Forbids Racial Preferences in State University Admissions: A Debate 102 min.

The equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides that "No State shall … deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” Yet many state universities give preferences to members of certain races and groups when deciding whom to admit. In Regents of the University of California v. Bakke in 1978, the U.S. Supreme Court approved suc...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2015

U.S. Prosecutors Have Too Much Power: A Debate 88 min.

Prosecutors in the U.S. criminal justice system wield considerable power, controlling secret grand jury proceedings, choosing who gets tried, and determining the specific charges against people who are arrested. Many credit prosecutors for putting lawbreakers behind bars, lowering the nation's crime rate, and making communities safer. Critics, however, charge that prosecutors often abuse their pow...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2015

Fighting Terror with Torture 30 min.

How far should we go in the fight against terrorism? 'Enhanced' interrogation methods used by America in the aftermath of 9/11 – including the technique of controlled drowning known as waterboarding – have been condemned as torture. This BBC Panorama program lets viewers decide as it recreates what was done, and hears from those who approved, ran and suffered the programme in secret CIA prisons ar...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2015