News in Review - February 2008 Cracking Down on Tasers

In late December, the RCMP announced it would be restricting its use of electric stun guns, or Tasers. The announcement came two months after a Polish immigrant at the Vancouver airport died after police used Tasers and then restrained him. In this News in Review story we’ll look at how that death set off a national debate about the safety ...
  • 2008
  • 00:14:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2008

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The National Crime and Punishment: Plea Bargains & Conditional Sentencing (Part 1 of 2)

Most people believe in the saying "if you do the crime, you do the time". However, some criminals are managing to avoid jail time as a result of lawyers negotiating plea bargains and conditional sentencing. How and why these practices have been used is the subject of much controversy, a case in point being the infamous Bernado and Homolka trial. ...
  • 2000
  • 00:24:04
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Crime and Punishment: The Politics of Punishment (Part 2 of 2)

Does handing out hard time actually reduce crime? To a society that is increasingly fearful of violent crimes and views the justice system as too soft on offenders, the answer would be yes. Many politicians respond to this public opinion by playing the "get tough on crime card", a sure vote catcher. But this widely held opinion is based on ...
  • 2000
  • 00:23:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - October 1994 CSIS: Spying on Canada

What is CSIS and is it doing what it was created to do? Are there dirty tricks that contradict its mandate? These are some of the issues examined in this report.
  • 1994
  • 00:13:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/1994

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News in Review - March 2008 Cyber Thieves and Identity Theft

Identity theft is a growing problem for Internet users. Criminals can use a number of ways to gain access to confidential information like credit card numbers. In this News in Review story we’ll show you how these cyber thieves operate and why it’s so hard to catch them. We’ll also look at some practical steps Internet users can take to ...
  • 2008
  • 00:13:40
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2008

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The National Cyberhate

The Internet is the new wild frontier. Unregulated, it may be the last bastion of free speech and open debate, but it has also proven to be a powerful pulpit for hate-filled propaganda. Information that is illegal to distribute in material form is ungovernable over the Internet. This highly provocative documentary asks where we draw the line. Should government step ...
  • 1995
  • 00:20:04
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

CBC Drama Special Dangerous Offender

This critically acclaimed drama is based on the true story of Marlene Moore, who gained instant notoriety when she was branded Canada's first female dangerous offender. This is a story about a child raised behind bars: Moore entered her first jail at age 13 and by 28 faced the possibility of a life sentence. At first, Moore is reluctant to ...
  • 1996
  • 01:32:20
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Dealing with Drugs: New Options

With crime and disease associated with drugs continuing to plague the world, Dealing With Drugs asks if the escalating "war on drugs" is doing more harm than good. This program examines the drug problems and policies of four major cities, finding inspiring success in the "harm reduction" policies of Amsterdam and Vancouver, and terrible failure in New York where addicts ...
  • 1997
  • 00:45:53
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - December 1993 Death in Somalia: Rules of Engagement

News in Review investigates the controversy about Canadian peacekeepers in Somalia, alleged homicides and allegations of racism.
  • 1993
  • 00:11:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/1993

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The Fifth Estate Death In Thunder Bay: No Foul Play

It was a tale all too common — in October 2015 a young Indigenous man drowned in Thunder Bay. What happened to Stacy DeBungee was a mystery, but three hours after finding the body the Thunder Bay police issued a press release saying they found nothing suspicious about the death. Frustrated by the lack of action on the part of the ...
  • 2016
  • 00:45:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/30/2017