Criminal Justice & Law

New! As Survivors Say #MeToo, What Will It Take To Stop Widespread Sexual Harassment? 15 min.

In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein story, the hashtag #MeToo has inspired millions of women to share stories of harassment in the workplace and culture. Judy Woodruff explores what’s driving the movement with Fatima Goss Graves of the National Women’s Law Center, Melissa Silverstein of Women and Hollywood, Lisa Senecal of Vermont Commission on Women and Leigh Gilmore of Wellesley College.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

New! Women Are Speaking Up about Sexual Harassment. Is A Sea Change Coming? 13 min.

Women are breaking their silence about sexual harassment, with news breaking daily about celebrities and public figures. When will it be safe for women across the workforce to speak out? Judy Woodruff gets perspectives from attorney Lynne Bernabei, Jocelyn Frye of Center for American Progress and Lin Farley, author of Sexual Shakedown and Megan Twohey of The New York Times.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

New! Baltimore Rising 93 min.

In the wake of the 2015 death of Freddie Gray while in police custody, Baltimore was a city on the edge. Peaceful protests and destructive riots erupted in the immediate aftermath of Gray’s death, reflecting the deep divisions between authorities and the community—and underscoring the urgent need for reconciliation. Directed by Sonja Sohn, one of the stars of the acclaimed HBO series The Wire, Bal...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Debating the Constitution: Technology and Privacy: A Debate 92 min.

Do you have a secret that no one else knows? What about Apple, Google, Facebook, Verizon, or Uber? Are you sure they don't know your secret? Digital data—emails, text messages, phone records, location markers, web searches—contain traces of almost every secret. They also contain traces of almost every crime. Tech companies may promise to protect people's data from prying eyes, but should that prom...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

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

Not Criminally Responsible: Wedding Secrets (44-Minute Version) 45 min.

It was a wedding born of a terrible act of violence. In 1999 Sean Clifton, in a psychotic frenzy, tried to stab to death a complete stranger, “the prettiest girl he’d seen,” at a mall in Cornwall Ontario. Most of those involved in the violence have been invited to the wedding. For some the wounds have never healed. Can they set aside their anger and fears for the occasion? This extraordinary gathe...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016