The Trouble With Murder

Sentencing is sometimes described as “putting a price on a victim’s life". No wonder then that the subject of sentencing sparks heated debate.

The Trouble With Murder is a Platinum Fund documentary series exploring this highly sensitive issue through real life cases.

Should a life sentence mean life behind bars? The three-part series produced by The Gibson Group is a thought–provoking examination of the history of sentencing in New Zealand, investigating the impact sentencing has made on people like former inmate Dr Paul Wood and what it indicates about the national psyche. 

Platinum Fund documentaries aim to inform and educate about subjects important to New Zealanders. 


The Trouble With Murder is a Platinum Fund Documentary series

The Gibson Group for Prime

3x 60mins

NZ On Air funding $478,500

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This show is now off-air and no longer available on Demand.

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