If you want to increase your vocabulary to talk about crime and the law, you can listen to the songs on this playlist (or any others):
You can also watch any of these films:
- Witness For The Prosecution (Billy Wilder 1957) [Good depiction of the British legal system, based on a play by Agatha Christie]
- Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock 1954) [Alleged murder]
- To Catch a Thief (Alfred Hitchcock 1955) [romance / thriller about a retired thief / cat burglar]
- Take The Money and Run (Woody Allen 1969) [hilarious comedy about a petty thief who always gets caught]
- A Few Good Men (Rob Reiner 1992) [courtroom drama about the US Marines in Guantanamo]
Monty Python’s Flying Circus (BBC 1969-1974)- They had many different sketches dealing with crimes and criminals, among which you can watch:
Blackadder Goes Forth (BBC 1989)- Court Martial
Sherlock (BBC 2010-2017). Excellent show. Can’t comment any more.
Finally, Roald Dahl wrote several short stories for adults, some of which have to do with crimes. You may read “Lamb to the Slaughter“, for example, or “The Landlady“. You can also watch TV episodes based on the stories.
Alfred Hitchcock Presents- “Lamb to the Slaughter” (directed by Alfred Hitchcock, script by Roald Dahl based on his own short story):
Tales of the Unexpected (Anglia Television)- The Landlady (introduced by Roald Dahl):