Crime After Crime is an exclusive documentary film on the legal battle to free Debbie Peagler, a woman imprisoned for over a quarter century due to her connection to the murder of a man who had abused her. She finds her only hope for freedom when two rookie attorneys with no background in criminal law step forward to take her case.
Audience discussion after the film led by Karla Fischer, Ph.D., J.D., and TBA (law student(s) with experience in domestic violence issues). Karla Fischer founded and currently directs the Domestic Violence Clinic at the University of Illinois College of Law, where law students assist victims of domestic violence seeking orders of protection and divorces. For the past twenty years, she has served as an expert witness in battered women's criminal cases, typically when victims have been charged with killing their abusive partners.
The Sex + Gender Film Series occurs on Thursdays at the Women's Resources Center in collaboration with the Department of Gender and Women's Studies, National Organization for Women UIUC Chapter, DiversityEd, and Department of Media and Cinema Studies.
Free and open to the public- bring your friends! Should you require any accommodations (assistance with food and seating, large print programs, an ASL interpreter, visual/audio assistance, etc.), please contact us at your earliest convenience.
This event is part of the University of Illinois's Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Paid for by the Student Cultural Programming Fee.