Criminal Justice Studies

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The Criminal Justice Studies includes the following titles:

A Sentence for Two - imageA Sentence for Two

The film contrasts the stories of prison inmates who are forced to give their newborn baby up with a prison nursery where infants spend the first year of life alongside their mothers.

The Fanlight Collection | 2008 | 58 minutes
Abandoned - imageAbandoned

Exposé of the horrifying results of the 1996 immigration law.

Bullfrog Films | 2000 | 55 minutes | 10-12, College, Adult
America's Brutal Prisons - imageAmerica's Brutal Prisons

Exposes the violence occurring inside prisons throughout America, where prisoners are routinely abused, even tortured, by prison guards.

Icarus Films | 2005 | 48 minutes | 10-12, College, Adult
Better This World - imageBetter This World

The story of two young Texans accused of intending to firebomb the 2008 Republican National Convention reveals the workings of the post 9/11 security state.

Bullfrog Films | 2011 | 89 minutes | 10 - 12, College, Adults
Bidder 70 - imageBidder 70
Tells the story of Tim DeChristopher's extraordinary, ingenious and effective act of civil disobedience drawing attention to the need for action on climate change.
Bullfrog Films | 2013 | 72 minutes | 10 -12, College, Adults
Cocaine Unwrapped - imageCocaine Unwrapped

Documents the devastating effects of the war on drugs and suggests realistic alternatives.

Bullfrog Films | 2013 | 83 minutes | 10-12, College, Adult
El Sicario, Room 164 - imageEl Sicario, Room 164

The story of a hitman for the drug cartels, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

Icarus Films | 2011 | 84 minutes | 10-12, COLLEGE, ADULT
Ghosts of Attica - imageGhosts of Attica

The definitive account of America's most violent prison rebellion, its deadly suppression, the days of torture that ensued, and the almost 30 year legal case that followed.

Icarus Films | 2001 | 90 minutes | 11-12, College, Adult
Girls on the Wall - imageGirls on the Wall

The teenage girls of Warrenville Prison are getting a shot at redemption in a most unlikely form: a musical based on their lives. As three fascinating inmates write and stage their play, they're compelled to re-live their crimes, reclaim their humanity and take a first step toward breaking free of the prison system.

Sincerely Films | 2009 | 61 minutes | Grade 7 and up (Some harsh language/descriptions of drug use and violence)
Guns and Mothers - imageGuns and Mothers

The contentious debate over gun control, as seen through the eyes of two mothers on opposite sides of the issue.

Icarus Films | 2003 | 53 minutes | 10-12, College, Adult

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