Recently released video and podcasts on topics relevant to psychology and crime. Follow the links for access to the audio and visual material.
In “The New Asylums,” FRONTLINE goes deep inside Ohio’s state prison system to explore the complex and growing issue of mentally ill prisoners. With unprecedented access to prison therapy sessions, mental health treatment meetings, crisis wards, and prison disciplinary tribunals, the film provides a poignant and disturbing portrait of the new reality for the mentally ill.
All in the Mind (15 March) explores the psychological impact of being on Death Row: “…extraordinary first hand accounts from men who spent decades incarcerated on Death Row. And, psychologists investigating the state of the confined mind.”
An earlier AitM (23 Feb) focused on women offenders, including those convicted of infanticide, and asks if women offenders require different rehabilitation and treatment programmes to men.
Since the beginning of the year the Leonard Lopate show has featured several segments of forensic interest, including:
- An interview with sociologist Sudhir Venkatesh, author of Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets
- Discussion of the life of Serbian warlord Zeljko “Arkan” Raznatovic, with Christopher Stewart, author of Hunting the Tiger: The Fast Life and Violent Death of the Balkans’ Most Dangerous Man
- A report on Mexico’s Murdered Grupero Singers: “Maureen Meyer … explains what these murders have to do with Mexico’s brutal drug wars”.