In Justice

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Lucy Maher, Common Sense Media
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A smart crime drama for teens and up.

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Positive Messages

In every episode, the lawyers and investigators must decide whether or not to pursue a case of a possible wrongful conviction, which can help set innocent prisoners free and see justice done.

Violence

Crime reenactments at the start of each episode range from mild assault to violent murder.

Sex
Language

Mostly mild ("hell," "damn," "bitch," etc.).

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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that each episode of this thoughtful crime drama includes reenactments and discussions of crimes that range from theft to murder -- some of which can be quite violent. Controversial topics such as the three-strikes law are examined.

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Adult Written byJewishPrincess April 9, 2008

Great Show!!

This is a highly intelligent show that focuses on a rarely portrayed aspect of the legal system. In Justice is centred around The National Justice Project: a p... Continue reading

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What's the story?

IN JUSTICE takes viewers behind the scenes of The National Justice Project, an organization made up of a group of dedicated attorneys and investigators who each week set out to free the wrongfully imprisoned and identify the guilty. Leading the charge is David Swain (Sex and the City's Kyle MacLachlan) and his chief investigator, Charles Conti (Jason O'Mara), an ex-cop who often butts heads with the idiosyncratic and idealistic Swain. His team of eager young lawyers are Sonya Quintano (Marisol Nichols), Brianna (Constace Zimmer of Good Morning, Miami) and Jon Lemonick (All My Children's Daniel Cosgrove) who pound the pavement trying to put the pieces of each crime's puzzle together correctly. In addition to the drama of seeing a crime solved, the characters' personal lives are on full display.

Is it any good?

Aside from the sometimes-graphic crime reenactment that opens each show (the level of violence varies depending on the crime being re-created), In Justice is a feel-good show. The National Justice Project's mission is worthy, and the characters are eager and endearing. All in all, it makes for good television that parents can feel comfortable watching with teens who won't be upset by the crimes that are being investigated.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the legal system and its imperfections. Why do innocent people sometimes land in jail? Is there any way to be 100% sure that never happens? How could the legal system be changed to help prevent wrongful convictions?

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