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Criminal Justice

CONVICTED Video Now Available Online

Second in two-part series presents detailed overview of criminal justice system in Pennsylvania

access the video segments of this presentation"Convicted—Understanding the Criminal Justice Process in Pennsylvania/Understanding What Happens After Conviction in the Criminal Justice System," a new video by the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University has just been released.

Select each section below or play the entire video.

The second of a two part series, "Convicted" completes the overview presented by the first part, "Under Arrest—Understanding the Criminal Justice System in Pennsylvania." "Convicted" offers a succinct overview of the Pre-sentence Investigation, including the Bail process and the role of Probation.

PLEASE READ: This video, and all of its sections, is to be used for educational purposes only, and is not intended to be used as a substitute for professional legal advice. The law changes constantly and varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. If you need legal advice, you should consult with a licensed attorney.

The Video Segments:

1 min 4 sec
Overview of pre-sentence investigation, including the Bail process and the role of Probation.
Segment 1—Purpose of Bail
1: Purpose of Bail
1 min 15 sec
The Purpose of bail is to ensure that the defendant complies with court orders and appears at all court proceedings.
Segment 2 —Pre-sentence Investigation
2: Pre-sentence Investigation
7 min 05 sec
A Pre-sentence Investigation is a comprehensive background investigation including but not limited to, childhood, schooling, prior criminal record, and other event that may have positively or adversely impacted the defendant's life.
Segment 3—Role of the Family Members
3: Role of Family Members
1 min 32 sec
The role of family and community members and the appropriate methods of communicating about the defendant.
Segment 4—Probation and Parole
4: Probation and Parole
0 min 58 sec
Probation and Parole are conditions set by the Court which allows a person to stay in the community.
Segment 5—Establishing Cross System Partnerships
5: Establishing Cross System Partnerships
3 min 50 sec
The importance of establishing cross system relationships that promote community safety and works to reduce the number of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities who come into contact with the criminal justice system.
Segment 6—Credits
6: Credits
0 min 50 sec
A list of all people involved with the creation, production and distribution of this video.
Convicted: Complete Video
Complete Video
17 min 22 sec

This video was funded by a grant from the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council and filmed in Bucks County Pennsylvania.