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Under Arrest Video Now Available Online


New video presents detailed overview of criminal justice system in Pennsylvania

access the video segments of this presentationUnder Arrest—Understanding the Criminal Justice Process in Pennsylvania, a new video produced by the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University can now be viewed on line. See below to select each section or to view the entire video. A companion informational guide along with a DVD of the video is available for purchase through the Institute.

The criminal justice system is a complex system of rules and substantive law designed to protect the rights of the individual and to preserve the presumption of innocence.

It is also an adversarial system, and for those who stand accused, often frightening.

The resulting fear and confusion are compounded for defendants with intellectual, cognitive, and developmental disabilities.

Under Arrest—Understanding the Criminal Justice Process in Pennsylvania presents a step-by-step review of the process—from the arrest, through the preliminary arraignment, preliminary hearing, arraignment, trial, sentencing and possible incarceration.