The System with Joe Berlinger

Watch The System with Joe Berlinger

  • 2014
  • 1 Season

In this groundbreaking new series airing on Al Jazeera America, The System with Joe Berlinger, award-winning documentary filmmaker Joe Berlinger explores the state of our justice system. Berlinger personally guides us through a suspenseful journey as he doggedly searches for the truth where others have not found it or didn

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8. Prosecutorial Misconduct
8. 8. Prosecutorial Misconduct
July 6, 2014
The ongoing efforts of parolee Derrick Hamilton to clear his name after twenty years for a murder conviction fraught with alleged police and prosecutorial misconduct.
7. Geography of Punishment
7. 7. Geography of Punishment
June 29, 2014
The System goes inside "proactive policing" to investigate whether drug-free zones and stop-and-frisk policies serve justice or violate civil rights while clogging prisons.
6. Juvenile Justice
6. 6. Juvenile Justice
June 22, 2014
In this episode, we will explore how America deals out justice to minors. We will focus on two compelling individual cases in Michigan, which has become a battleground and microcosm for the various opinions on this contentious issue in the wake of the Miller ruling.
5. Parole: High Risks, High Rewards
5. 5. Parole: High Risks, High Rewards
June 15, 2014
The System examines high-stakes, controversial cases decided by parole boards as questions arise about how effective these gatekeepers of justice are at identifying low-risk prisoners for release while keeping dangerous criminals behind bars.
4. Eyewitness Identification
4. 4. Eyewitness Identification
June 8, 2014
With new evidence casting doubt on the accuracy of eyewitness identification, The System profiles two cases of capital murder convictions based solely on discredited witness procedures. Mistaken identity or justice served?
3. Flawed Forensics
3. 3. Flawed Forensics
June 1, 2014
Decades after a scandal at the FBI crime lab over flawed forensics, the fate of a man on Death Row remains entangled in the justice system's improper hair analysis.
2. Mandatory Sentencing
2. 2. Mandatory Sentencing
May 25, 2014
Acclaimed documentarian Joe Berlinger takes a hard look at the devastating effects of mandatory sentencing on two families. A father in Florida fires a warning shot and gets sentenced to 20 years in prison, while a murdered honor student might be alive today if Chicago had mandatory minimum gun laws.
1. False Confessions
1. 1. False Confessions
May 18, 2014
Who confesses to a murder they didn't commit? Joe Berlinger investigates whether police coerced false confessions from a teenage girl accused of stabbing and genitally mutilating a homeless man and a boy accused of raping and killing his classmate.
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In this groundbreaking new series airing on Al Jazeera America, The System with Joe Berlinger, award-winning documentary filmmaker Joe Berlinger explores the state of our justice system. Berlinger personally guides us through a suspenseful journey as he doggedly searches for the truth where others have not found it or didn

  • Premiere Date
    May 18, 2014