Premiering October 3, this weekly documentary series examines true-life crimes rooted in discrimination, whether based on race, sexual orientation or mental ability. Criminal focuses on the lives of both the perpetrators and victims, exploring the social and cultural influences that incited the aggressors and giving voice to the grief, anger and confusion of the victims' families and communities.
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Punks vs. Preps
-Promote tolerance at tolerance.org.
Hate in the Hallways
-For info on gay student rights, contact GLSEN.
-If you've been a victim, contact Lamda Legal Defense and Education Fund.
-Get the National Coming Out Guide from the Human Rights Campaign
For Race & Nation
-Who are hate groups? Track hate across America with tolerance.org.
organization that's dedicated to fighting for your civil rights.
-Represent your multiracial backgound and join the Association of MultiEthnic
Pride or Prejudice
-Check out a visual database of hate symbols.
Less Than Human
-For info on child abuse, visit the Childhelp USA site
or call 1-800-4-A-CHILD.
-For more info, contact the National Mental Health Awareness Campaign.
resources to combat discrimination against the mentally or physically
Air dates for Criminal:
Oct. 3 - Punks vs. Preps
A battle between social cliques leads to one teen's murder in Texas.
Oct. 10 - Hate In The Hallways
Gay teens are bullied on a daily basis at school, but some are starting to fight
back. A look at this issue through the eyes of victims and perpetrators.
Oct. 17 - For Race & Nation
A 17-year-old skinhead fires a shot into the home of his bi-racial neighbors
killing a 6-year-old girl.
Oct. 24 - Pride or Prejudice
A Kentucky teen's display of a Confederate flag sparks a violent act.
Oct. 31 - Less Than Human
Two friends exploit a physically and mentally disabled co-worker's vulnerability
and end up murdering her.
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