What Documentary Films Teach Us About the Criminal Justice System - Introduction

University of Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender & Class, Vol. 8, 2009

University of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2009-27

6 Pages Posted: 29 Jun 2009 Last revised: 16 Dec 2009

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Taunya Lovell Banks

University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

Date Written: 2008

Abstract

Film has been used effectively to shape public perceptions about the criminal justice system, [and] the documentary form has power to convict or release a defendant, as well as to disclose the positive and negative aspects of the criminal justice system. Three articles on this subject appear in this issue of the 'University of Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender and Class' and add to this body of scholarship. Our goal was to foster a series of dialogues among and between a number of individuals.

Keywords: film, criminal justice system, documentary filmmakers

Suggested Citation

Banks, Taunya Lovell, What Documentary Films Teach Us About the Criminal Justice System - Introduction (2008). University of Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender & Class, Vol. 8, 2009; University of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2009-27. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1407641

Taunya Lovell Banks (Contact Author)

University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law ( email )

500 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-1786
United States

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