Awards Shine Spotlight on Responsible Portrayals of the Criminal Justice System

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When it comes to popular culture, just how accurate is the portrayal of criminals, police and the justice system? Each year the National Council on Crime and Delinquency gives the Media for a Just Society Awards to work that furthers understanding of social justice issues. Forum speaks with one of the winners, "Fruitvale Station" Director Ryan Coogler, and one of the judges, Sonja Sohn of HBO's "The Wire."

Movies Recommended During the Show

  • Gideon's Army
  • Imperial Dreams
  • The House I Live In



Ryan Coogler, director of and screenwriter of "Fruitvale Station"

Sonja Sohn, actor on HBO's "The Wire" and founder of ReWired for Change, an organization to help at risk youth and communities in under-served areas

Alex Busansky, president of the National Council on Crime and Delinquency