Criminal Justice & Law

New! Sandra Day O’Connor: The First 112 min.

For 191 years the U.S. Supreme Court was populated only by men. When Ronald Reagan nominated Sandra Day O’Connor as the first female justice in 1981, the announcement dominated the news. A pioneer who both reflected and shaped an era, in her 25 years as justice she was the swing vote in cases about some of the 20th century’s most controversial issues—including race, gender and reproductive rights.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2021

New! Legalize Psychedelics 56 min.

In 2019, voters in Denver, Colorado, approved a referendum to decriminalize psilocybin, a psychedelic drug that affects perception and cognition. Voters in Oregon and Washington, D.C., followed suit a year later. Proponents of legalizing psychedelics argue that they can be used to treat a broad range of mental and emotional issues, as well as to discover a more profound sense of ourselves. Psyched...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

Policing the Police 2020 54 min.

Race, policing and the struggle to hold departments accountable. In the wake of George Floyd’s killing, New Yorker writer Jelani Cobb examines prospects for reform and returns to the case of one troubled department he first visited in 2016.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020

Unresolved: American Policing: A Debate 85 min.

Following the killings of Breonna Taylor in Kentucky and George Floyd in Minnesota by police in 2020, historic protests calling for law enforcement reform erupted across the United States. But just what might such reforms entail? And how should we assess the nation's criminal justice system today? In this debate, five experts tackle three pressing questions on the history and future of policing in...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

Crazy, Not Insane 119 min.

A provocative look at the minds of serial killers through the lens of renowned psychiatrist Dorothy Otnow Lewis, who has dedicated her career to the study of murderers and seeking answers to the question of why we kill. Directed and produced by acclaimed filmmaker Alex Gibney (Agents of Chaos, The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley), this provocative documentary explores the lifelong attemp...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

Baby God 78 min.

Baby God presents a haunting probe into the work of infamous Nevada fertility specialist Dr. Quincy Fortier, a man who deceived countless women struggling to conceive by using his own sperm — without their knowledge or consent — to impregnate them. ?Recalling a time before sperm banks, when little was understood about DNA and inherited genetic traits, the film unravels egregious, once undetectable...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

Bully. Coward. Victim. The Story of Roy Cohn 98 min.

Directed by Ivy Meeropol, this film offers an unflinching look at the infamous attorney Roy Cohn, who prosecuted Meeropol’s grandparents, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, and later argued persuasively for their execution in what became known as the “atomic spies” case. The film examines Cohn’s life as chief counsel to Senator Joseph McCarthy in the late 1950s – when the young Cohn first learned to wiel...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

The Scheme 120 min.

The Scheme tells the revealing, no-holds-barred tale of Christian Dawkins, who was convicted in federal court in one of the biggest criminal cases in collegiate sports history. The film chronicles the extensive and unprecedented two- year undercover FBI investigation into college basketball corruption that came to a dramatic climax on September 26, 2017, when a number of top sportswear executives...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

A Broken Trust 49 min.

A harrowing deep dive into the racial group most likely to be raped in the U.S. - American Indian and Alaska Native women. An investigation uncovers how race, politics and the law have prevented these survivors from finding justice.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

Sold in America 60 min.

Sex. Profit. Violence. Covering a wide range of perspectives and experience, this original series pulls back the curtain on the U.S. sex trade.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019