Movie Review : Crime After Crime Essay

820 Words Dec 3rd, 2015 4 Pages
Crime After Crime, a documentary that tells the dramatic story of the complex legal battle to free Debbie Peagler, an incarcerated survivor of domestic violence. Debbie was wrongfully convicted for the murder of her abusive boyfriend, and received a sentence of 25 years to life. Debbie Peagler unlike many other wrongfully convicted person’s stories. Debbie 's story is rather complex. On May 27, 1982, she led Oliver Wilson, the father of one of her two daughters, to a park where two gang members then beat and strangled him to death. Debbie was later convicted of the murder of Oliver and was incarcerated for twenty years. Until 2002 when Debbie 's story takes an unexpected turn. Two young attorneys take on the two decade old case. Through their perseverance, they bring to light long-lost witnesses, new testimonies from the men who committed the murder, and proof of perjured evidence. These attorneys bring to light the darkness that exists in a violent relationship of despair, and sheds light on the wrongful convictions that forever exists in the criminal justice system.


First and foremost, Crime After Crime projects that corruption in the courts exist. Twenty plus years of legal misconduct by the Los Angeles County District Attorney 's office, draws back to one essential piece of logic that has been discussed throughout all of Intro to Criminal Justice. That being, that the current system is far from perfect, wrongful convictions and misconduct forever…

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