Scales of Justice (miniseries)
Scales of Justice is a three-part Australian drama miniseries, made in 1983 by director Michael Jenkins. It was one of the most controversial Australian mini-series ever produced, examining corruption in all levels of law enforcement.
|Scales of Justice|
|Written by||Robert Caswell|
|Directed by||Michael Jenkins|
|Country of origin||Australia|
|No. of episodes||3|
|Running time||227 mins|
|Original release||20 September –|
4 October 1983
Scales of Justice is composed of three self-contained, character-linked dramas. Focusing on the world of Australian law enforcement, vice, drugs, politics and widespread corruption, from street level to the corridors of power, the programme achieved a near-documentary level of realism.
It was released on DVD in 2005, with a 227 minutes running time.
Act One The JobEdit
While investigating a break-in, Probationary Constable Leonard "Spider" Webber witnesses his senior officer stealing merchandise and is torn between loyalty to his team and his own conscience.
Act Two The GameEdit
Detective Sergeants Ken Draffin and Mike Miles allow their integrity to be compromised by big-time criminal "Nipper" Jackson.
Act Three The NumbersEdit
A young attorney-general's actions bring him into conflict with police, senior politicians and major crime bosses.
- Ed. Scott Murray, Australia on the Small Screen 1970-1995, Oxford Uni Press, 1996 p232
- Obituary of Robert Caswell at The Australian accessed 14 July 2013
- "Relax, Says Its Writer", Sydney Morning Herald, 10 October 1983 accessed 14 July 2013
- Scales of Justice on IMDb
- Scales of Justice at Australian Screen Online
- Scales of Justice at AustLit
- Scales of Justice at Australian Television
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