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American Bar Association Gavel Awards Archive

Overview
Works: 402 works in 485 publications in 1 language and 580 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Legal films  Detective and mystery films  Documentary films  Made-for-TV movies  Legal television programs  Case studies  Internet videos  Nonfiction films 
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by American Bar Association Gavel Awards Archive
Doing justice : the life and trials of Arthur Kinoy( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary chronicles the civil rights career of attorney Arthur Kinoy. He and other legal experts focus on some of the key civil rights and social movements in America following World War II--the Rosenbergs and McCarthyism, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, Watergate--and point out the constitutional issues at stake and legal strategies employed
Juvenile justice( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores questions: Should teenagers who commit serious crimes be tried as juveniles or adults? and, What happens to young offenders who reach the end of the line in the juvenile court system? Frontline follows four juvenile offenders--one white, two Hispanic, and one African-American--for 16 months through the Santa Clara County, CA juvenile courts, observing how the criminal justice system treats their cases and determines their fates
Rights & reds : cold war in New Hampshire( Visual )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The exonerated by Bob Balaban( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on true stories, this film focuses on six individuals that spent time on death row before their convictions were overturned. Using documentary materials such as court transcripts as well as the exonerees own words, this drama tells how the justice system failed these men and women and how they are rebuilding their lives since being freed
The roots of Roe by Andrea Haas Hubbell( Visual )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a documentary history of abortion, contraception, and public policy in the U.S. from colonial times to the present with particular attention to Connecticut
Our land, our future : the 1991 amendments to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An historical look at the latest amendments to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act is presented -- from their inception, through Congress and the President. Also evaluates the impact of the amendments upon Alaska's indigenous people
High noon : police chiefs debate drug policy( Visual )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four police chiefs discuss different drug policies. Discussed is the fact that the drug problem is not only a criminal problem but a public health problem, and perhaps combining the duties of a police officer with those of a social worker is the way to go
A personal matter : Gordon Hirabayashi versus the United States( Visual )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspiring story of Gordon Hirabayashi's refusal to comply with the 1942 curfew and internment orders for Americans of Japanese ancestry. His opposition on the grounds that the orders violated his constitutional rights was eventually vindicated by the U.S. Supreme Court
These are your constitutional rights( Recording )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of 60-second radio public service announcements describing twenty-five pivotal Supreme Court cases. Each tells the story of a major decision that helped define our individual rights as United States citizens
12 Angry Men by Sidney Lumet( Visual )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An update of the 1950s classic jury deliberation drama. It centers on one juror who believes the defendant (an inner-city youth) is innocent. Deliberations expose the feelings, prejudices, and personal agendas of jurors
Scenes of a crime( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nearly 25% of DNA exonerations involve false confessions. In 2008, Troy, NY detectives spent 10 hours interrogating Adrian Thomas over "shaken baby" allegations in the death of his infant son -- and video-recorded the entire encounter. Thomas confessed, then recanted, and new medical evidence supported his claims of innocence at trial. Through one vivid example, "Scenes of a Crime" explores how routine psychological interrogation techniques can muddy police investigations, and produce unreliable statements and outcomes
Guilt by association by Marcia Clark( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A drama that focuses on the controversial issue of mandatory minimum sentencing. Mercedes Ruehl stars as Susan, a woman who unwittingly plays a part in her boyfriend's drug-dealing and receives a harsh prison sentence. Through her character, the film depicts the severity of mandatory minimum sentencing laws, and their impact upon those sentenced, as well as their families
The interrogation of Michael Crowe( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A drama, which is based upon an actual 1998 murder incident and uses transcripts of police interrogations, that depicts the case of a fourteen-year-old California boy, Michael Crowe, accused of fatally stabbing his twelve-year-old sister. It sheds light on the current and controversial topic of police interrogation techniques and coerced confessions, and examines the issue of whether juvenile interrogations should be taped for the legal protection of all parties
The secret government : the Constitution in crisis( Visual )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Iran-Contra hearings set the stage for a review of selected, covert U.S. government operations conducted since the end of World War II. The program considers how the concept of "national security" has become a convenience used by presidents and high-ranking administration officials to justify illegal covert activities; the program warns that the concept of national security has become the single most potent driving force in government today, giving rise to a secret government within government -- a government accountable to no one and at odds with the tenets of constitutional democracy
The reckoning : the battle for the International Criminal Court( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary is an admiring portrait of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The ICC came into existence in 2002, established by an international treaty that resulted from the landmark Rome Conference held in 1998. There are currently 111 nation-state members of the Court--but not the United States, Russia, or China. At the center of the story is Luis Moreno Ocampo, an Argentine lawyer who is the first and only prosecutor of the ICC. The filmmakers gained unprecedented access to Moreno and his colleagues at their offices in The Hague and as they pursued investigations in Uganda, Congo, and Columbia. This film showcases the efforts of ICC lawyers to bring justice to victims of genocide and crimes against humanity in states unable or unwilling to prosecute. As one prosecutor comments, however, their enterprise is a "justice start-up," requiring new rules and practices to be forged. They see their work as following in the tradition of the post WWII Nuremberg Tribunals. A fact, too, is that the ICC has no police force and must rely on member states to bring the accused to justice. The Reckoning also explores why the US has yet to ratify the Rome Statute and join the ICC as a member state. This documentary is to be commended for fostering public awareness of the important new international legal institution in our global era.--From Gavel Committee commentary
 
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