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|#15749/0545 AGGRESSION: Is Violence Learned?|
Are all people capable of murder? What drives people to violence? Can TV affect our actions and even influence us to acts of violence? This interview-led documentary style program examines aggressive media, aggressive behavior and the banality of evil with the support of original film footage of research and actual crimes. An excellent resource for studies in applied psychology, this program features research psychologists providing explanations and reasoning behind aggression. *CC
|#15634/1725 BRAINS ON TRIAL with Alan Alda|
Is a witness lying? How reliable is eyewitness testimony? What's the best way to avoid a biased jury? How well can the defendant's intentions be judged? Alan Alda explores how brain-scanning technology is providing insights into these questions and discusses the implications of neuroscience entering the courtroom. *CC
|#15877/0867 CALL TO RESTORATIVE JUSTICE (THE) 2 Programs|
THE CALL OF RESTORATIVE JUSTICE consists of two DVDs: Part 1 - Ting Forum with Dr. Howard Zehr - 57 minutes Part 2 - The Call of Restorative Justice - The Panelists - 76 minutes From the First Annual Dr. Liz Elliott Memorial Lecture
|#15244/1725 CAN SCIENCE STOP CRIME?|
David Pogue gives the third degree to scientists pushing the limits of technology - not only to solve horrific murders, but to try to prevent crimes. Peer inside the criminal mind and discover cutting-edge forensic techniques that help investigators stop criminals in their tracks.
|#14481/0635 CCI: Case Study of a Southern Prison|
This program examines the failure of current U.S. correctional methods, and the expense of that failure in human terms. Interviews with inmates and staff capture emotions ranging from rage to hopelessness, as they discuss the racism and violence indigenous to prison life.
|#15693/0867 COMMUNITY HEALING PROGRAMS with Rupert Ross|
Rupert Ross, former Crown Prosecutor, expected important systemic changes in Canada’s formal justice system in wake of the Gladue decision (R.V. Gladue1999). After his expectations failed to be realized, Ross suggests there are fundamental differences in the idea and practice of justice in Aboriginal society versus western society. Ross explains that we need to reconsider justice by focusing on relationships and adopt alternative, open-minded approaches to sentencing through community building. *CC
|#16025/1416 CONCRETE, STEEL AND PAINT|
"Highly suggested for viewing in academic settings" American Library Association, March 2012 "I use it in my courses in corrections, reentry and restorative justice to stimulate and reinforce discussions of alternatives to traditional ways of thinking about justice issues. It is a terrific film." Michael J. Gilbert, Ph. D. Associate Professor of Criminal Justice University of Texas at San Antonio When men in a Pennsylvania state prison join with victims of crime to create a mural about healing, their views on punishment, remorse, and forgiveness collide. Finding consensus is not easy - but as the participants move through the creative process, mistrust gives way to surprising moments of human contact and common purpose. This complex story raises important questions about crime, justice and reconciliation - and dramatically illustrates how art can facilitate dialogue about difficult issues. This title is Closed Captioned and Includes Discussion Guide.
|#14067/1725 CONFESSIONS (THE)|
Why would four innocent men confess to a brutal crime they didn't commit? This is a study of police and prosecutorial misconduct and incompetence that leads in the directly opposite direction from justice being served. They didn't just confess; they were convicted based on those confessions!
|#14181/1410 CONFLICT PREVENTION SKILLS: Microskills for Correctional Officer Training|
Two of the authors were wardens of major prisons. Norma Gluckstern's innovative work was featured on "60 Minutes". These experts show how microskills can be used to train correctional officers in respectful listening, action, and discipline skills. The program includes the following segments: 1. Attending; 2. Questioning; 3. Rephrasing; 4. Identifying emotions; 5. Giving orders; 6. Advising; 7. Threatening punishment; 8. Getting and evaluating information.
|#13416/2035 CORRECTIONS DIGEST 17: Spontaneous Knife Attacks - Bailiff Training DVD
In the close quarters of the correctional environment, a knife attack can happen in the blink of an eye. PPCT instructor Darrell Ross demonstrates several defensive tactics in response to the spontaneous knife attack. Also in this program, inspector Mickey Doll of the U.S. Marshal Service walks us through the courtroom for bailiff training.
|#13417/2035 CORRECTIONS DIGEST 18: Defensive Use of Force - Dispatch Stress DVD
When an inmate attacks an officer in a correctional facility there is quite often very little space in which to defend oneself. Deputy Martin Michelman demonstrates some highly effective close-quarter defensive use-of-force techniques. Also, Detective Sgt. Duane Fredrickson takes us with him to the brink of suicide and back as he addresses the issue of dispatch stress.
|#13418/2035 CORRECTIONS DIGEST 4: Control DVD
Control is a key element of your job. Whether you are controlling the inmates, controlling your suspects, or controlling situations, when you lose control, you lose the advantage. Verbal judo creator Dr. George Thompson shows how your mouth may be your best weapon, and Lt. Gary Klugiewicz outlines a disturbance resolution model that will keep you in control.
|#13419/2035 CORRECTIONS DIGEST 5: Communication Skills and Tactical Training DVD
According to Joe Clark of the Collin County, Texas, Sheriff's Department, if you use all five of your senses in dealing with inmates, you'll develop a sixth sense that will aid you in your job. PPCT staff instructor, Darrell Ross also demonstrates the transport wrist lock effective against low-level and high-level resistance.
|#13421/2035 CORRECTIONS DIGEST 6: Interpersonal Communications and Weapon Control DVD
Awareness is a key element of the C.O. job. Awareness of the messages you convey during your day-to-day activities will help you resolve conflicts among inmates, and awareness of the everyday weapons available to inmates may save you from serious injury or death.
|#13422/2035 CORRECTIONS DIGEST 7: Edged Weapon Control and Verbal Judo DVD
Dr. George Thompson continues his presentation on use of verbal judo to control inmates, and Gary Klugiewicz gives a presentation of resisting an edged weapon attack.
|#13423/2035 CORRECTIONS DIGEST 9: Media Relations and Approach Considerations DVD
The key to dealing with the potentially violent inmate and the news media is how you approach them. With the inmate, it is a matter of awareness and caution. With the media, it is a question of perception being in the eye of the beholder.
|#14847/0635 CRIME AND DEVIANCE: A Sociological Inquiry|
This multi-section program sheds light on crime and deviance from a number of sociological angles to illuminate aspects of their expression, function, and control within society.
|#12878/0635 CYBERCRIME: World Wide War 3.0|
The tools required to fight Internet-based offenses must constantly evolve and adapt. Unfortunately, so do the criminals. This program examines several forms of cyber-crime and their impact on law enforcement, national security, the corporate world, and society at large.
|#14947/2013 DIVERSION AND TRANSFORMATION: Resolving Conflict Creatively between Victims and Youth Offenders|
Our society is increasingly concerned about rising crime rates among youth. The current strategy of relying on incarceration as the primary means of responding to crime is ineffective and financially unsustainable. The two parts of this educational resource is intended to raise public awareness of an alternative to the existing justice system's approach, to provide training and to encourage citizens to participate in community justice practices.
|#15712/1416 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT|
A companion to POWER AND CONTROL this film explores best practices in three jurisdictions: Duluth, MN, home of the influential "Duluth Model;"; Baltimore, MD, home of an infamously high crime rate; and the South Bronx, the nation's busiest domestic violence patrol area. Seasoned officers responding to tense, actual domestic calls show how to safely approach a fighting couple, interview, determine primary aggressor, gather evidence and write strong reports. Top brass discuss how to increase the effectiveness of officers and also look at longer range strategies.
|#13482/0405 FORENSIC FIELD TECHNIQUES FOR HUMAN REMAINS|
This program provides a comprehensive introduction to the application of forensic science to crime scenes where human remains have been found. *Viewer discretion is advised.
|#15390/0867 HEALING RIVER (A)|
Passionate voices and heartfelt stories take you on a journey through the paradigm shift that some call restorative justice. The film takes a thought provoking look at the issues of trauma, recovery and the psychological foundations of restorative process. Includes interviews with some of North America's leading thinkers and most experienced practitioners in the restorative justice movement. *CC
|#15694/1410 INDIGENOUS HEALING AND PSYCHOTHERAPEUTIC INTERVENTION: Complicating the Prospects for Integration|
Multiculturalist psychologists have effectively advocated for "culturally competent" counseling interventions. They often cite traditional healing as an important resource for developing integrative forms of psychotherapy that are distinctively tailored to diverse populations. And yet, detailed consideration of this integrative project has appeared infrequently in psychology literature. Drawing on documented examples of indigenous healing practices from Northern Plains American Indian communities, Dr. Joseph Gone explores the prospects for integrating traditional healing and contemporary psychotherapy.
|#9348/0635 INSIDE THE CRIMINAL MIND (3 Programs)|
Criminology and law enforcement training requires delving into criminal psychology and pathology. Trying to catch or outwit criminals can be a serious challenge and often entails situations that are dangerous to innocent people. This three part training series provides almost 3 hours of study. TALK TO ME: The Dynamics of Hostage Negotiation TO CATCH A KILLER: The Use and Abuse of Criminal Profiling MAD OR BAD? Psychologically Assessing Criminal Competence
|#15243/0545 INTERNATIONAL LAW AND GLOBAL GOVERNANCE|
International law is described as the general principles of law as recognized by civilized nations. This informative program adds much needed depth to this broad definition by explaining: state sovereignty, domestic law and international law; the importance of the United Nations and international courts and tribunes; the role of organizations such as NATO, IMF and Red Cross; and the future of international law.
|#15739/0405 IT'S MORE EXPENSIVE TO DO NOTHING: Prison, Recidivism, and Remediation|
The math, according to many experts, is simple: it costs $75,000 a year to incarcerate a nonviolent offender but only $5,000 to help that individual live productively in freedom. Meanwhile, the number of Americans behind bars has reached an astonishing level with virtually no sign of falling. This film explores the troubling realities that lie behind those statistics - the revolving door of institutionalization, the complexities of reform, and the frequent disregard for programs that can help ex-offenders succeed in society.
|#15236/0867 JUSTICE AND RECONCILIATION with Joe Solanto|
Joe Solanto challenges us to examine policies and practices which often result in social harm rather than an enhanced cultural dialogue particularly with regard to the aboriginal community. He urges us to thoroughly examine the assessment tools and models we use when we approach aboriginal communities and to abandon flawed and inadequate practices and models in favour of restorative justice and community building through a deeper cultural dialogue and exchange. *CC
|#7257/0635 JUVENILE SEX OFFENDERS: Voices Unheard|
This program develops a profile of juvenile sex offenders and explains the pioneering work of organizations attempting to reintegrate offenders into society. Shows intervention designed to prevent carrying their activities into their adult lives, help them understand and correct their habitual behavior.
|#12880/0635 LOCK-UP: Inside America's Prisons (6 Programs)|
With more resources than ever invested in the prison system, a growing number of Americans question whether or not that system is really working. Searching for answers, this series of documentaries looks at the world of the incarcerated - from the inside out. With extraordinary access to the inner workings of several correctional facilities, these programs record the hopes, fears, regrets, and occasional rehabilitation of jailed convicts, while presenting commentary from wardens, corrections officers, and medical personnel. The result is a comprehensive, hard-hitting examination of life behind bars in America. There are six 42 to 46 minute programs in this series: INSIDE FOLSOM; INSIDE WABASH; INSIDE NORTH CAROLINA WOMEN'S PRISON; RETURN TO RIKERS ISLAND; RETURN TO VALLEY STATE; and, THE CRIMINAL MIND.
|#15883/1725 LOCKED UP IN AMERICA: Solitary Nation and Prison State (2 Programs)|
For decades, the United States has been fixated on incarceration, building prisons and locking up more and more people. But at what cost, and has it really made a difference? FRONTLINE goes to the epicenter of the raging debate about incarceration in America, focusing on the controversial practice of solitary confinement and on new efforts to reduce the prison population, as officials are rethinking what to do with criminals. Award-winning director and producer Dan Edge gives viewers these raw and unforgettable firsthand accounts from prisoners, prison staff, and people whose lives are forever altered by this troubled system.
|#15743/0605 LOST FOR LIFE: A Documentary About Juveniles Who Are Serving Life in Prison without Parole|
A documentary about juveniles who are serving life in prison without parole. All are guilty of first-degree murder. The film examines the sometimes unanswerable questions: What is justice when a kid kills? Can a horrific act place a life beyond redemption? Are there alternatives for kids like these? Or do we simply dispose of them? *CC
|#10664/0635 MIND OF A KILLER (The): Case Study of a Murderer|
An exclusive interview with killer Joel Rifkin, convicted of strangling 17 women, is combined with neurological testing, brain scans, and even information derived from laboratory studies of animal aggression in shedding light on a serial murderer's obscure motivation to kill.
|#14838/0635 MISSOURI'S DIFFERENT APPROACH TO JUVENILE JUSTICE|
A different method of juvenile detention has seen surprisingly successful results, trading in orange jumpsuits and cell blocks for therapists and dorm rooms. Spend a year with hard-core offenders to see how a combination of nurturing and discipline are transforming inmates into potentially productive members of society - and for half the average national cost of juvenile incarceration.
|#12788/1725 NEW ASYLUMS (THE)|
Emmy Nominated! There are nearly half a million mentally ill people serving time in prisons and jails. As sheriffs and prison wardens become the unexpected and ill-equipped gatekeepers of this burgeoning population, they raise a troubling new concern: are jails and prisons our new asylums? Frontline goes inside the prison system to present a searing exploration of the complex and growing topic of mental health behind bars.
|#14808/1342 PCL-R Checklist (THE): A Measure of Evil|
It’s a scenario from science fiction: police, predicting the future, arrest citizens before they commit crimes. But the scenario has real-world parallels in psychology. This film examines the PCL-R, or Psychopathy Checklist - Revised, a classification tool used to profile criminals and predict whether or not they will re-offend.
|#15233/0867 POPULATION AGING AND THE CHALLENGES FOR CORRECTIONS (2 Programs)|
Within the last decade, the number of Canadian prisoners aged 50 or older has increased by more than 50%. Many incarcerated aging people exhibit health degradation more commonly associated with much older persons. Part One explains some of the features, causes, challenges and concerns of this increasing population of aging offenders. Part Two presents an array of experience and perspectives which reinforces the importance of human relationship in dealing with our incarcerated citizens.
|#15812/0203 PRISON AT WORK|
Metal Craft Industries is a steel shop located in South Dakota State Penitentiary. Inmates use their skills to make steel-based components for outside businesses. In this program we meet the managers of Metal Craft and hear personal testimonies from them as well as some of Metal Crafts' most valued employees, who also happened to be some of society's worst criminals.
|#1881/0635 PRISON TECH: Keeping Order in "Hell"|
Examines the security that prevents escapes and keeps the volatile criminal population in check. Visit low, medium, and high security institutions in the U.S. and Canada.
|#15879/0867 PSYCHOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS OF RESTORATIVE PROCESS (2 parts)|
In this seminar, Dr. Nathanson explains affect and the nature of human emotion in the contexts of modern culture, restorative justice and the criminal justice system. He presents his ideas about affect management, particularly the management of shame as an effective way to prevent violence. A 2 DVD set running 2 hours and 27 minutes.
|#13398/1777 PSYCHOLOGY, CRIMINALITY AND INCARCERATION|
Modern psychologists such as Stanton Samenow depict how criminal behavior follows errant thinking and in order to reform a criminal, he must be "habilitated". Workable solutions backed by scientific research provide a blueprint for future corrections thinking. This video examines the alarming statistics of American criminal justice and how the classic functions of incarceration (retribution, deterrence, incapacitation and rehabilitation) are not working.
|#12789/1725 RELEASED (THE)|
In this follow up to the groundbreaking film THE NEW ASYLUMS, Frontline examines what happens to the mentally ill when they leave prison and why they return at such alarming rates. The intimate stories of the released - along with interviews with parole officers, social workers, and psychiatrists - provide a rare look at the lives of the mentally ill as they struggle to stay out of prison and reintegrate into society.
|#15880/0867 RESTORATIVE JUSTICE IN PRACTICE (4 Programs)|
The RESTORATIVE JUSTICE IN PRACTICE package consists of the following four programs: TALKING JUSTICE, 45 minutes RESTORATIVE PRACTICE IN THE CLASSROOM, 45 minutes WORKING ACROSS SILOS, 36 minutes IN SEARCH OF HEALING JUSTICE, 69 minutes
|#15232/0867 RESTORATIVE JUSTICE IS THE LAW|
Supported by findings from neurobiology, corrections and Constitutional and international law, this film illustrates that there are obligations and opportunities to respond restoratively at every level of the justice system and that the public interest is served when processes meet human rights obligations and satisfy sentencing objectives set out in the criminal code. *CC
Ten years ago, it was hailed as the defining breakthrough in modern policing - a weapon that would allow police to subdue - even the largest and scariest people on the planet - without engaging in violent confrontation - a 21st century weapon that would temporarily incapacitate 100% of the time, but never kill. Today, critics, such as Amnesty International, believe the Taser® may be responsible for the deaths of more than 400 people in North America - 27 of them in Canada. The weapon's proponents say it has probably saved thousands of lives over the past decade. At the heart of the matter is that both claims may be true.
|#15234/0867 THROUGH A RELATIONAL LENS with Rupert Ross|
Rupert Ross, retired prosecutor for Ontario Attorney General, relates key features of his personal inquiry into justice as a healing experience. Ross explains that through a relational lens, most injustices and justice procedures create a relationship that requires careful restorative work based on sharing, kindness, humility and respect. Rupert’s responsibilities included making the criminal justice system more responsive to the present day needs and cultural traditions of Aboriginal people and gaining expertise in restorative justice processes.
|#15220/0867 TING FORUM ON RESTORATIVE JUSTICE: Reflections of the Past, the Present, and the Future|
Reverend Pierre Allard, former Chaplain with Correctional Services Canada, delivers powerful, personal stories that highlight the effectiveness and impact of restorative justice. After 35 years of working in Canada's federal prison system, Allard is convinced that restorative justice is the only vision of justice comprehensive enough to address our most serious social and criminal problems.
|#15780/0867 TING FORUM PACKAGE (8 Programs)|
The Ting Forum on Justice Policy probes the frontiers of justice issues where policy is emerging in new areas of legislation or new arenas of practice. From legislative intent to implementation in the street, from local issues to international issues, the Ting Forums provide an environment for researchers, academics and the general public to discuss and debate crucial issues related to criminal justice and social policies and their consequences for Canadian society.
|#14807/0635 TO CATCH A LIAR: Alternatives to the Polygraph|
With the help of cutting-edge science, the criminal justice and counterintelligence communities have declared a new war on deception. In this program, recent advances in lie detection technology are put to the test.
|#15441/0867 TRAUMA AND THE EFFECTS OF VICTIMIZATION|
In this three hour workshop held at Ferndale Institution with staff, prisoners and volunteers, Dr. Joe Solanto PhD speaks about trauma and how it affects our body, brain, feelings and relationships. He explains why trauma affects people differently and brings to light the kinds of individual and societal responses that can be most helpful.
|#15063/0867 TRIBUTARY STREAMS OF A HEALING RIVER: An In-Depth Study of Restorative Justice (10 Part Collection)|
This 10 disc set with over 14 hours of material and workshops explores the legal, political, psychological and spiritual dimensions of the restorative justice paradigm. Detailed descriptions of each program are available on our website. DISC 1 - A HEALING RIVER: An Invitation to Explore Restorative Justice Values and Principles - takes a thought provoking look at the issues of trauma, recovery and the psychological underpinnings of restorative process. DISC 2 - Restorative Justice and the Youth Criminal Justice Act DISC 3 - PALAVAR with Howard Zehr, Ph.D., on Current Issues in Restorative Justice. DISCS 4, 5, & 6 - GLADUE Community Justice Forum highlights the landmark Canadian Supreme Court decision (1999) that decreed that judges must take into account the unique circumstances of Aboriginal people when passing sentence on Aboriginal offenders. DISCS 7 & 8 - Seminar on the Psychological Foundations of Restorative Process DISCS 9 & 10 - Trauma and the Effects of Victimization Workshop
|#5449/1775 UNBALANCED SCALES: Gender and the Justice System|
The problem this video deals with is the re-victimization of women at the hands of the justice and social systems after they have already been the victims of crime with special emphasis on domestic violence issues.
|#14928/0635 UNPRECEDENTED ACCESS INSIDE AN INTERROGATION ROOM|
With unprecedented access to the inner workings of the Houston Police Department’s homicide division, this ABC News program offers a rare glimpse into the tactics investigators use to get people to talk.
|#14470/1745 VOICES OF VIOLENCE SERIES (2 Programs)|
These two videos provide deep insights into one of society's most intractable issues, and in opposition to the punitive approach to violence prevention, make a compelling case for treating violent offenders with human dignity and responding to violence with psychological treatment and education. Two 59-minute programs... In "THE ROOTS OF VIOLENCE" ten experts elucidate the root causes of violent behavior. They offer a probing look into the unsettling childhood experiences of violent offenders, examining the disturbed parent-child attachment styles, destructive thought processes, and distorted social perceptions that underlie violence. "EFFECTIVE TREATMENT OF VIOLENT INDIVIDUALS" examines the critical components of effective treatment programs for violent individuals providing an environment of safety and respect, confronting the patriarchal beliefs, social misperceptions, and destructive thoughts that precipitate violent responses to real or perceived threats.
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