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Real Justice - Part 1 (#1905)

Homicides, drug arrests, car theft, assault and battery -- it's all in a day's work for the prosecutors of Boston's Suffolk County district attorney's office. In this special report, FRONTLINE goes inside the real-life workings of America's criminal justice system to reveal the offers, counteroffers, deals and compromises that keep cases moving through our crowded courts. From district court, where mundane cases are handled swiftly, to the superior court, where prosecutors tackle the most difficult murder cases, the programs follow the police, prosecutors, defense attorneys and defendants as they make their way through a court system that handles 50,000 criminal cases each year. [86 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Grade Levels
9-12
Curricular Areas
Social Studies
Series Length
346 episodes
Average Episode Length
68 minutes
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Series Description: As PBS' premier public affairs series, FRONTLINE's stature is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human, social and political experience.

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