Short Sharp Shock

Short Sharp Shock

DVD1982 30 Minutes

Young people describe the short sharp shock treatment - does it really deter them from crime?

Documentary in the 'Just Williams' series. Youngsters who have been sentenced to a Whitelaw spell of detention at Haslar, near Gosport, tell what they feel about it, and we see how this sort of punishment is organised. How much does it deter potential criminals ? Good film for discussion on crime and punishment.

Made in 1983 this film reflects the cultural attitudes, medical procedures and language of the time it was made. The imagery and film quality may not be to modern standards. But the issues raised are timeless.

This programme can be rented on our Video on Demand system for £2.00 (about US dollars $2.72). For this you can view as often as you like within a 48 hour period of your own choosing.