Five Films on Police

Five Films on Police

Downloadable Video - 1966
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These films are a view of police officers as instruments for social service for all rather than just law enforcement bringing down on criminals the punishment of the law. They were made for use during group discussions where the police could share their immediate experiences with one another and with the people from hospitals in their communities. Written material supplemented the films during these discussions, which encouraged the participants to cite their own experiences. Instead of just blaming the police and making them feel guilty, this dialog created some understanding. The first four of these films were produced through the Louisiana Association for Mental Health in collaboration with its executive director, Dr. Loyd Rowland (1902-1981). The series was co-sponsored by International Association of Chiefs of Police, with support from the National Institute for Mental Health. The fifth film was made last with the New York Police Department. George C. Stoney, producer of the projects, recalls, I think they had a real effect on the medical professionals and the police. These group screenings brought them together and helped them recognize their common problems. The same problems are facing communities now. Perhaps these films can inspire further dialog, as they did when they were originally released.
Publisher: Documentary Educational Resources, 1966
[San Francisco, California, USA] : 2016. Kanopy Streaming,
Branch Call Number: REM
Characteristics: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (153 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound


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