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#TVforHE– Pick of the Week – The Prosecutors: Real Crime and Punishment

As part of ERA’s commitment to helping licence holders make best use of the material available to them, we have decided to start highlighting our ‘top pick’ each week.

On Wednesday the 2nd of March, BBC4 are airing the second part of their illuminating documentary series The Prosecutors: Real Crime and Punishment. The series offers unprecedented access to The Crown Prosecution Service and shows how the system works.

From the BBC:

The Crown Prosecution Service is often under scrutiny for its decision-making. Now for the first time the CPS has allowed cameras in. Filmed over 18 months with prosecutors in Merseyside, Cheshire and the South East, including the director of public prosecutions, Alison Saunders, this groundbreaking series goes behind the scenes to reveal how our criminal justice system really works and what it takes to secure a conviction. Each episode focuses on a different part of the process, following prosecutions and those involved in the case from start to finish.

In this episode the prosecutors deal with two violent domestic murders and the victim of an assault who is unhappy that her attacker has not been prosecuted.

This programme would be of use to any Criminology student, but could also be useful to Sociology classes – exploring the way the general public respond to the criminal justice system.

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Related Links:

Clips from Channel4’s 24 Hours in Police Custody

Clips from Channel4’s Meet the Police Commissioner