Video's On The Criminal Justice
Court TV Provides Some Excellent Shows
Available On Video
That Illustrate Some Important Issues About The Criminal Justice System
Here Are A Few That I think Are Worth viewing
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OF VIOLENCE Lt. Col. David Grossman, one of the nation's
foremost experts in the field of human aggression and the roots of
violence and violent crime, believes children have become increasingly
desensitized to violence through video games. He believes this is the
cause for the alarming outbreaks of school shootings across the country.
Renowned Hollywood actor and social activist Martin Sheen explores
Grossman's theory. (9/99)
SECURITY They crawl through prison heating ducts to eavesdrop
on hardened cons. They interrogate violent felons, and threaten them
with time in a solitary confinement unit so tightly secured it's
considered one step away from hell. Maximum Security takes viewers
behind t he walls of Massachusetts' Walpole Penitentiary, following a
team of Corrections Officers whose task is to investigate crime among
the state's most dangerous offenders. (6/99)
CROOKS 10% of the populations is committing 90% of the
crime-it seems like a good reason for police to target repeat offenders.
But are they violating the criminals' rights? Do we care? Court TV
examines the recidivism phenomena, including some of the laws created in
response to Megan's Law. (4/00)
INSANE This show takes viewers on an unprecedented journey
through the Clifton T. Perkins hospital in Jessup, Maryland, a
maximum-security institution for the criminally insane. All the patients
at Perkins have been found not guilty by reason of insanity and
virtually all have committed extremely violent crimes. (3/99)
AND UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT Brutal beatings, endless lockdowns,
fatal shootings and faulty electric chairs. This unflinching documentary
examines the sanctioned and unsanctioned abuses inside our penal system
and asks the question: When does a criminal become a helpless victim?
v. ELI LILLY & CO., et al.
- Prozac on Trial
Joseph Wesbecker, a manic depressive on Prozac, returned to the printing
plant from which he was on disability leave, shot and killed eight coworkers,
wounded 12 others and then killed himself. Five years later, victims and
relatives sue Eli Lilly, the manufacturer of Prozac, for product
- The AIDS Underground: Breaking the Law for the Greater Good?
A Florida man is accused of illegally dispensing AZT and painkillers
to help AIDS sufferers. Alfredo MartinezGarcia, who made no money from
dispensing the drugs, says he was trying to help AIDS sufferers who were
too poor to buy AZT. (3/93) [NOT AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE]
v. NEWTON & NEWTON
- Kids and Guns Who's Responsible?
Ernest and Mona Newton are held criminally responsible after their threeyear
old son found a loaded gun in their house and shot his two-year-old
sister to death. (12/92)
- Tough Love or Child Abuse?
Dade County State Corrections Deputy Officer Veronica Temple, 38, beat
up her 13-year-old son after handcuffing and gagging him in their home.
He was grounded after she caught him on the phone while he was suspended
from school. The defense contended this was a case of tough love. (1/99)
CARGO Each year, the government spends billions of dollars
trying to stop smugglers who transport illicit contraband across US
borders. Yet the undeclared goods just keep on coming: drugs, animals,
antiques, currency-even cigars. Why are we losing the costly border
game, and is it worth the enormous price we're paying? (3/00)
INSANE? Can a person be "too crazy" to know right
from wrong? This program takes a hard look at how the justice system
deals with mentally ill offenders. Should they be judged by a different
standard or held accountable and punished when they commit a crime? Is
mental instability or temporary insanity an excuse for violent behavior?
What should be done with offenders whose mental illness is beyond their
control? [NOT AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE]
THE CRIMINAL MIND I This program allows you to become a
"fly on the wall in the house of the deviant psyche" as they
witness dramatic therapy sessions and intimate confessions from
incarcerated men and women. (3/99)
THE CRIMINAL MIND II Sullivan Correctional Facility is home
to some of the most notorious criminals. Through New York State's Office
of Mental Health and Department of Corrections, we journey inside
Sullivan's highly touted ICP unit - Intermediate Care Program. ICP is a
community within the prison community - a special residential treatment
program for men who, for a variety of reasons, can't be held in the
general prison population. (7/99)
THE CRIMINAL MIND III The first stop in this amazing journey
through the psyche of prisoners is Sing Sing Prison in New York. A
storied place, Sing Sing houses some of the state's most violent
offenders. At Rikers Island Jail, we see a group therapy session with
inmates that are full of confrontational moments and compelling stories.
WITH DEATH Are children dying to pull of the latest pro
wrestling moves? Court TV investigates the tragic cases of kids injured
and killed imitating their idols. Discover the real casualties of pro
wrestling's explosive rise to the top of the ratings. (4/00)