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41.

The Criminal Mind [electronic resource]

We do not cure anybody, the director of Atascadero State Hospital's Sexually Violent Predator unit frankly admits. Nevertheless, many in the criminal justice community admire Atascadero's relentless efforts to treat the criminally insane. This MSNBC documentary provides an inside look at the facility, which houses several types of offender-from MDOs, or the mentally disordered, to frighteningly disturbed SVPs-any of whom are eligible to run for a seat on the inmate governing board. Interviews with a number of residents and staff members are combined with a tour of the hospital's sophisticated departments, including a colossal pharmacy that dispenses 12,000 pills per day and an in-house, unarmed police force. At Atascadero, drugs keep the peace.
Online
2008; 2006
42.

Crisis in Darfur [electronic resource]

Precious time has been spent on protracted debate over the term "genocide." Meanwhile, regardless of what politicians and activists choose to call it, a colossal tragedy has torn Darfur apart. In March of 2006, NBC's Ann Curry traveled to the border between Chad and Sudan to cover the conflict that has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives. Curry tells the stories of people caught up in the violence: a mother, an orphan, an aid worker, and others who have been largely forgotten as Arab-on-Christian and sometimes Arab-on-Arab killing continues. Curry also talks to New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof about Darfur's future and what can be done to shape it.
Online
2008; 2006
43.

The Rape of Nanking [electronic resource]

Over the course of six weeks in 1937-38, Imperial Japanese forces massacred hundreds of thousands of Chinese civilians and prisoners of war as the Empire of the Rising Sun turned China's capital, Nanking, into a veritable Hell on Earth. This program seeks both to expose and to understand that shocking outrage against humanity through the testimonies of the last surviving Japanese veterans and the recollections of Chinese eyewitnesses. Rarely seen newsreel and amateur footage, uncensored personal photos, and excerpts from diaries are interspersed throughout. No human rights video collection can be considered complete without an account of the atrocity that history has labeled the Rape of Nanking. Some content may be objectionable.
Online
2008; 2007
44.

To Catch a Liar [electronic resource]: 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. Viewers will encounter alternatives to polygraph testing currently in development in the U.S. and Australia-such as thermal imaging of facial blood flow and MRI scanning that analyzes memory, inhibition, and emotion centers in the brain. Prominent experts-including Dr. Andrew Ryan of the U.S. Department of Defense Polygraph Institute and Dr. Mark George, Director of the Center for Advanced Imaging Research at the University of South Carolina-share their knowledge in the program.
Online
2009; 2006
45.

Recognizing Child Abuse [electronic resource]: Sexual Abuse

After watching this program, viewers will be able to identify the acts and behaviors that are considered sexual abuse, describe the responsibility that professionals have in identifying and reporting sexual abuse, understand the context and prevalence of sexual abuse in society, describe some of the behaviors that abusers may exhibit when communicating with caregivers, and discuss some of the behaviors that children may exhibit that could be indicative of a sexual abuse. Incest, molestation, exhibitionism, child pornography, and child prostitution are covered, with specific emphasis on methods used by abusers to pressure children into sexual activity.
Online
2008
46.

Are You Good or Evil? [electronic resource]

This program seeks to determine if there is a physical source behind people's moral impulses and whether notorious psychopaths, clearly deficient in morality, are in actuality "born bad." Are You Good or Evil? uses brain scans to compare and contrast the brains of law-abiding and criminal adults; considers brain scan evidence suggesting that psychopaths have abnormalities in the part of the brain that deals with emotions and impulses; and shows how scientific assessments of brain scans and upbringing can be combined to predict the likelihood of whether a child will grow up to be a criminal. The video also speculates as to whether a plea of "defective moral hardwiring" could be used as a defense in court.
Online
2011
47.

The Brain and Violence [electronic resource]: Secrets of Your Mind

Are some people predisposed to violence? Is there a region of the human brain that can be linked to evil? What is it like inside the mind of a psychopath? This ABC News program explores those questions as it follows cutting-edge work in psychology and neuroscience. Viewers visit death row for a close-up look at Tommy Lynn Sells and Joel Rifkin, two notorious case studies in psychopathology, and meet the distraught father of Chris Benoit, the pro-wrestler who murdered his family and then killed himself. Doctors describe how they believe Benoit had suffered extensive brain damage in the ring that drove him to murder-and how the same kind of impairment has also been found in football players who met tragic ends, after years of concussions and sub-concussive injuries on the field.
Online
2010
48.

The Monster Inside [electronic resource]

American Justice examines the disturbing case of two college students murdered in San Luis Obispo, California. Although there were no witnesses or physical evidence, police suspicion fell on Rex Allen Krebs, who had been jailed for rape 11 years earlier. Ultimately, Krebs confessed to his involvement. This program examines the controversy surrounding the case, including that he was sentenced to death despite the fact that he demonstrated remorse, actively sought counseling, and had been severely abused as a child.
Online
2002
49.

Murder by Numbers [electronic resource]

The series Gangland examines some of America's most notorious street gangs. Employing interviews and rare footage, this documentary is a raw look inside gangs and the agencies that are working against them. This episode explores the world of Los Angeles' 18th Street Gang. Ruthlessly violent, the predominantly Latino gang numbers almost 20,000 members and practices extortion, drug dealing, and other crimes. Now branching out across the country, the gang will accept anyone in, but no one can ever leave.
Online
2008
50.

Recognizing Child Abuse [electronic resource]: Neglect and Emotional Abuse

After watching this program, viewers will be able to clearly define what constitutes neglect and emotional abuse, give several examples of neglect and emotional abuse and their effects on children, describe the responsibility that professionals have in identifying and reporting neglect and emotional abuse, understand the context and prevalence of neglect and emotional abuse in society, describe some of the behaviors that abusers may exhibit when communicating with caregivers, and discuss some of the behaviors that children may exhibit that could be indicative of a neglected or emotionally abused child.
Online
2008
51.

TEDTalks [electronic resource]: Jim Fallon, Exploring the Mind of a Killer

Psychopathic killers are the basis for some must-watch TV, but what really makes them tick? The answer lies somewhere in intermingling of nature and nurture that shapes brain development. In this TEDTalk, Jim Fallon - Sloan Scholar, Fulbright Fellow, and UC Irvine Professor Emeritus of Neurobiology - shows how brain scans and genetic analysis may uncover the faulty wiring in the minds of murderers. He also shares a piece of family history that makes his work chillingly personal.
Online
2009
52.

Prisoner or Patient? [electronic resource]

In this program, Horizon investigates how we deal with mentally ill offenders. Experience has shown that prisoners who are mentally ill are by far the most likely to be incarcerated again after they are released. Are special hospitals established specifically to treat this type of prisoner really a soft option, or are they an absolute necessity? How do we choose to deal with dangerous psychopaths who require strict discipline and specially trained personnel to manage them? And how do we treat inadequate individuals who commit only petty offenses and need medical attention without such strict discipline?
Online
1983
53.

Childhood Sexual Abuse [electronic resource]

Childhood sexual abuse affects all social and economic groups. Psychiatrists, social workers, and law enforcement officials explain how the pattern of abuse is frequently spread throughout the family; why children can be manipulated into silent acceptance of abuse; the signs of sexual abuse and how and to whom they should be reported; the reliability of children as witnesses; teaching prevention skills to children; and under what circumstances treatment of sex abusers can be effective. From The Doctor Is In.
Online
2005; 1990
54.

Facing Evil [electronic resource]

This program offers the intimate testimonies of eloquent men and women as they discuss their dramatic confrontations with the force of evil-and the discovery that exploring evil leads to revelations about goodness. Among those featured in the broadcast are poet Maya Angelou, who speaks of being raped as a child; scholar Raul Hilberg, who discusses the Holocaust; philosopher Philip Hallie, who speaks of his experiences as a soldier in World War II; and Dr. Samuel D. Proctor, minister and educator, who tells of the racial hatred he has experienced. They are joined by dancer, choreographer, and author Chung-Liang Al Huang and former U.S. Representative Barbara Jordan. This program with Bill Moyers offers an unusual series of personal testimonies on the persistent question of the relatio [...]
Online
2006; 1987
55.

Talk to Me [electronic resource]: Dynamics of Hostage Negotiation

I want doctors! I'm gonna kill doctors! I want white coats! In 1993, gunman Damacio Torres shot up the Los Angeles County-USC Healthcare emergency room and took two hostages. Using the Torres case as a springboard, this program explains the tricky business of hostage negotiation while seeking to understand the mentality of hostage-taking. Psychologist Kris Mohandie, SWAT team supervisor Lt. Michael Albanese, and former hostage Anne Tournay, all present that day, offer keen observations on the five-hour standoff. Psychologist John Potter, of Exeter University, and Stephen Romano, of the FBI Crisis Negotiation Unit, provide additional insights.
Online
2005; 2001
56.

To Catch a Killer [electronic resource]: Use and Abuse of Criminal Profiling

In 2001, the last piece of a serial rape/murder case that had tantalized London police for nearly 20 years finally fell into place. In this program, retired FBI profiler Robert Ressler, LAPD psychologist Kris Mohandie, and British law enforcement professionals discuss the history and techniques of criminal profiling within the context of the Railway Rapist crimes that terrorized greater London during the 1980s. In addition, the sensational case of Rachel Nickell, murdered in broad daylight on Wimbledon Common in 1992, illustrates how profiling improperly applied can hijack an investigation. Forensic psychologist Gisli Gudjonsson, of King's College London, provides commentary on that crime.
Online
2005; 2001
57.

Mad or Bad? [electronic resource]: Psychologically Assessing Criminal Competence

Sane or insane? Court verdicts and parole decisions alike often hinge on that single crucial question. This program explores the intricacies of psychiatric evaluation and parole risk assessment with forensic psychologist Jeremy Coid, clinical psychologists, a probation officer, and others. The Yorkshire Ripper serial murders, the London Nail Bomber case, the Ipswich Rapist case, the 1999 attack on a London church congregation by a naked sword-wielding man, and a parole review involving a composite serial pedophile-a case that neatly illustrates the challenge of balancing society's right for safety against a convict's right to be treated fairly-are profiled.
Online
2005; 2001
58.

In the Name of Liberation [electronic resource]: Freedom by Any Means

This program analyzes terrorism used in the name of national liberation through studies of covert wars for independence in British Palestine, British Malaya, French Algeria, apartheid South Africa, and Northern Ireland. Bruce Hoffman, co-author of Countering the New Terrorism, and Archbishop Desmond Tutu offer their insights, while former Irgun commander Shraga Alis; former Malayan Communist Party leader Chin Peng; former FLN commander Yacef Saadi; Milk Bar Cafe bomber Zohra Drif; retired French military officers Paul Aussaresses and Pierre-Alban Thomas; former ANC bomber Robert McBride; and former IRA member Patrick Magee-the Brighton Bomber-reflect on the parts they played in terror and counter-terror actions.
Online
2005; 2002
59.

In the Name of God [electronic resource]: Holy Word, Holy War

By detailing key incidents ranging from the Dawson's Field hijackings to the Luxor massacre, this program charts the ever-widening holy war that is pitting Islamists against Zionists and the Arab world against the West. The Kach Party's Noam Federman; Bassam abu Sharif, founder of the Palestine Democratic Party; Abdel Aziz Rantisi and Sheikh Ahmad Yassin, operational and spiritual leaders of Hamas; Sheikh Jamal Khatab and Sheikh Fadlallah, spiritual leaders of Lebanese al Qaeda and Hezbollah; former Jewish Underground leader Yehuda Etzion; and former PFLP hijacker Leila Khaled are featured, as are former prime minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu and Conor Gearty, expert in human rights law.
Online
2005; 2002
60.

Conflict [electronic resource]

Five guards, nine prisoners.until one changes sides. In this study in elemental power politics, the prisoners work to undermine the guards' authority; the most powerful prisoner is sentenced to solitary confinement, but refuses to go; and the guards squelch an attempt to break out. Contains harsh, inflammatory, and explicit language.
Online
2005; 2002