Criminal Justice & Law


New! Ethics and Compliance: Expert Evidence Series—Interview Videos 4 min.

Various legal and forensic specialists examine the behaviors and accountabilities that must be demonstrated by expert witnesses.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

Social Theory and Crime 21 min.

For many criminologists, you can't explain crime just by looking at the characteristics offenders, you also have to consider the role social, cultural & environmental influences. This film brilliantly captures the essence of three of the major social theories of crime and looks at their continuing relevance to the study and control of crime in contemporary societies. Strain Theory and the American...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

Traffic Stop 31 min.

From the two-time Peabody Award-winning team of director Kate Davis and producer David Heilbroner (The Newburgh Sting, Stonewall Uprising), this haunting and compelling Academy Award®-nominated, 30-minute, documentary short tells the story of Breaion King, a 26-year-old African-American school teacher from Austin, Texas, who was stopped in 2015 for a routine traffic violation—an encounter that esc...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

Truth and Lies: Waco 82 min.

ABC presents a documentary on the deadly 1993 Waco, Texas siege that ignited national outrage. This video features interviews with FBI and ATF agents, survivors of the fire, and children of David Koresh's followers. The raid on the Branch Davidian compound led to a gunfight killing four ATF agents and six of David Koresh’s followers. After a 51-day standoff, the compound burned to the ground, leav...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

New! Case Study 1: Expert Evidence Series—Interview Videos 2 min.

This case study examines the error of acting outside one’s area of expertise. The expert is being asked to explain the process of ouchterlony, an immunological technique used to detect the presence of human haemoglobin. The expert is Fred Anderson, who has a science degree with a major in genetics. He works as a forensic scientist specializing in population genetics, and a large amount of his work...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

New! Case Study 10: Expert Evidence Series—Interview Videos 2 min.

In this first example, the expert, Dr. Jodie Witkowski, is flustered, causing the barrister to prompt her. In the second example, the expert delivers her statement crisply and with assurance, glancing occasionally at the judge or jury.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

New! Case Study 2: Expert Evidence Series—Interview Videos 2 min.

This case study demonstrates the importance of preparing for one's presentation in court. The scenario shows expert witness, Dr Jodie Witkowski, who has failed to organize her notes. Her lack of preparation is revealed when the barrister cross-examines her.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

New! Case Study 3: Expert Evidence Series—Interview Videos 3 min.

This case study is a comparison between well-presented and poorly presented evidence. In this scenario, the expert is being asked about his investigation of a boat’s sinking rate. As part of the examination, the expert is asked to explain how the “floodable volume” of the boat was determined. The expert is Mr Joe Bendall, who has a degree in architecture and boat design.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

New! Case Study 4: Expert Evidence Series—Interview Videos 5 min.

This case study contrasts well-presented evidence with poorly presented evidence. In this scenario, the expert is being asked to explain the likelihood of DNA being transferred accidentally onto a train platform. The expert has previously given evidence about the way in which DNA can be transferred (through bodily fluids or tissues).

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

New! Case Study 5: Expert Evidence Series—Interview Videos 2 min.

This case study features a comparison between a question asked in an unclear manner by a lawyer, and a clearly asked question. In this scenario, the lawyer is attempting to undermine the expert witness’s credibility. The expert is being asked how frequently he has examined the transfer of DNA.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017