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Punishment: A Failed Social Experiment

Synopsis
A detailed, critical analysis of the current legal and justice system generally in operation across the planet, whilst also providing potential solutions for preventing crime and creating a much more socially sustainable society. The documentary consists of interviews with various academics, social activists and campaigners, all of whom provide information on where we are going wrong when we treat offenders, and what we could head towards in regards to the solutions available. The film argues that in order for change to occur in the system of punishment and ‘justice’, wider societal and cultural issues need to be addressed as there are inherent flaws in our current social system. Although most sources of information originate from the United Kingdom, it is reasonable to state that the topics examined will apply to many other nations. Streamed in eight segments, with a total running time of 102 minutes.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2012
Year of production
2012
Subjects
Social Studies; Law
Keywords
criminology; legal system; punishment; social policy; social reform; judicial system

Online availability

URI
http://www.newfuturemedia.net/index.html
Price
free
Delivery
Streamed

Credits

Director
Dale Hallatt

Production Company

Name

New Future Media

Email
info@newfuturemedia.net
Web
http://www.newfuturemedia.net/index.html External site opens in new window

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