- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: A&E Home Video
- DVD Release Date: 2002
From headline-grabbing cases to allegations that America's courts are misogynist, this is a sweeping look at women, violence and justice.
Is spousal abuse a justification for violent actions by women, as was claimed in the headline-grabbing Lorena Bobbitt case? This question and others are examined in this comprehensive look at the state of violent crime among women in America.
Though women still commit less than 15% of violent crimes, that number is on the rise. AMERICAN JUSTICE® takes a long, hard look at some of the most famous recent cases, from Bobbitt to serial killer Aileen Wourmos. Legal experts explain why the spousal abuse argument is gaining credence in courts nationwide, and a remarkable interview with Evelyn Smith, who shot her husband but was acquitted of murder, offers an up-close look at one of the most dramatic cases. See how gang violence is on the rise among women, and explore allegations that America's courts are misogynist.
It is an up-to-the-minute portrait of how the legal system deals with women and violence.