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Information - Cliparts and Photos - Vocabulary -
Listening -
Interactive exercises
- Exercises to print -
Lesson plans
- Debates
- Interactive games - Games to print - Webquests -
- Jokes - Stories - Songs -
- TV series - Animations - Videos

(Updated on 03/10/2013)


Related pages :


Police (UK) + Scotland Yard + Police (US) + Police (UK - History) + Torture
+ Death penalty
+ Death penalty (US) + US. GANGS
+ Violence + TV series



Games TO PRINT :

Webquests :


Cartoons : (Si le lien est inaccessible, enregistrer l'image pour obtenir la taille initiale.)

Cartoon: Modern Britain
"This cartoon by Andy Davey from The Sun 
relates to a story in the same paper about
Britain's "chubbiest police officer",
who is rather cruelly nicknamed "Plodzilla"
(plod is a British slang term for a policeman)..."

+ VOCABULARY + Links + Related articles



Cartoon: Police Abuse
" This cartoon by Paul Thomas from 
The Daily Express
 relates to news that the Metropolitan Police, Britain's largest police
force with more than 32,000 officers, has
issued a card telling officers not to arrest
members of the public who verbally
abuse them..."



Cartoon: The Visible Policeman
"This cartoon by Paul Thomas from
 The Daily Express relates to a think tank report which calls for police officers in Britain
to wear their uniform to and from work
because it said the public would be reassured
to see more officers on their daily commute..."


Cartoon: A Quarter to Elevenses
"This cartoon by Matt from 
The Daily Telegraph relates to news that
unfit police will face pay cut
under plans to rid service of fat officers."




Bad food, bad dog


Cartoon: Who's Guilty?



Crime map - a cartoon


Crime map

The coroner



Police and a hearse
- Funny picture...



I'll be home in 5 years


First day


Juvenile prison


Metal detector



Family Jewels



Homeland security
- Happy Easter!


Paris in Prison

Men at work!



Prison Cartoons
P.O.W. !! to US credibility



It's only a camel!


Surveillance camera

Prisoner Computer
- Escape



Jokes :


  • Prison vs Work - ex :
    "IN can watch TV and play games.
    AT get fired for watching TV and playing games."


Stories :



    • The Scarlatti Tilt - Activities sent by Anne-Sophie SAINT-SULPICE (Ac. Lyon) :
      "A l'origine j'avais fait une faute de frappe sur l'histoire et j'avais décidé de la laisser car d'une part cela permet de placer tous les personnages typiques
      de la 'detective story' et d'autre part ça leur permet je pense de bien voir à quel point une simple lettre peut être importante en anglais (une fois qu'on rectifie l'erreur). Vous pouvez, vous, l'enlever, c'est alors plus simple pour les élèves de comprendre. Mais comme moi je veux bien leur faire réaliser à quel point les ellipses dans la narration peuvent être un obstacle à la compréhension, ça ne me gêne pas qu'ils rament un peu au début."
      - The Scarlatti Tilt 4ème
      - The Scarlatti Tilt 2nde
      - Alibi rules - un jeu pris dans "Language Teaching Games and contests" de W R Lee. 
      Pour les classes plus faibles je faisais venir l'assistante et elle aidait les deux suspects à préparer leur alibi."
      - Creative writing

    • The Scarlatti Tilt - "The classic crime story from the writings of Richard Brautigan." (YouTube)


    • The Scarlatti Tilt - Ms McCulloch's classes
      "Read the short story “The Scarlatti Tilt” ... Not very long, is it? Yet it does have all the elements of a story.
      There are characters, suspense, dialogue and we ..."


    • The Scarlatti Tilt  "is an apparent ‘humorous’ tale of the killing of one human being by another.  This particular story is an excellent example of ..."

    • The Scarlatti Tilt Essay (


  • Big-screen TV stolen in reverse prison break (


    - inmate / prisoner / thief/thieves / sergeant / police / dog teams / spokeswoman

    - New Plymouth prison / administration building / jail / jailhouse / large stone wall / razor wire / fence / barbed wire /
    electronic security devices / cameras / closed circuit / Corrections Department 

    - prison break / heist

    - escape / break into / make off / alert / call / force open / steal / surround / top / accomodate

    - fire / sprinkler / firefighter
    - set alight


  • Cat burglar takes shine to underwear
    "A spate of thefts from gardens and washing lines in a southern English town had been puzzling police...
    (The cat) pinched builder's gloves, a knee-pad, a paint roller, rubber gloves, and 10 pairs of children's underpants..."


  • Argentina criminals 'evade capture by dressing up as sheep'
    They "dressed in full sheepskin fleeces with realistic looking heads as they tried to evade capture...
    They used their disguises to fool officials for more than a week despite more than 300 members of the local constabulary searching for them."

    "They can't pull the wool over our eyes forever,” one officer deadpanned.

  • Student who was arrested for doodling on school desk sues city for excessive force
    "The 12-year-old schoolgirl handcuffed and arrested in February for doodling on her desk plans to sue the city...
    Alexa was perp-walked out of the school in front of her classmates with her hands locked in metal handcuffs behind her back."


    The term perp walk 
    "is an American slang term which refers to the police practice of intentionally parading an arrested suspect (or "perp", short for "perpetrator") through a public place so that the media may observe and record the event.
    The suspect is typically handcuffed or otherwise restrained, and is often dressed in prison garb."


Songs :


  • Ella Fitzgerald - Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead - with the lyrics
    "Once there was a wicked witch
    In the lovely land of Oz
    And a wickeder, wickeder
    Wickeder witch that never,never was
    She filled the folks in munchkin land
    With terror and with dread
    Till one fine day from kansas way...
    And the coroner pronounced her: dead"



  • Johnny Cash : I Got Stripes 
    " On a Monday I was arrested (uh huh)
    On a Tuesday they locked me in the jail (po' boy)
    On a Wednesday my trial was attested
    On a Thursday they said guilty and the judge's gavel fell"

    + the VIDEO

    Johnny Cash - I got stripes : Activities to print


  • A criminal mind by Styx :
    "I've spent my life behind these steel bars
    I've paid my debt in time
    But being brought to justice
    That was my only crime
    I don't regret action
    I'd do the same again"
  • Bang Bang Bang by Tracy Chapman :
    "But one fine day
    All our problems will be solved
    Bang bang bang
    We'll shoot him down..."

  • House Of The Rising Sun by The Animals :
    "Oh mother tell your children
    Not to do what I have done
    Spend your lives in sin and misery
    In the House of the Rising Sun"
  • Jailhouse Rock by Elvis Presley :

    "The warden threw a party in the county jail.
    The prison band was there...
    Everybody in the whole cell block
    Was dancin' to the jailhouse rock."

  • Police and Thieves by The Clash
  • Police On My Back by The Clash :
    "I've been hiding, police on my back...
    I've been running Monday Tuesday Wednesday"


Cinema :


TV series :

  • Columbo star Peter Falk dies aged 83
    "Peter Falk, the American actor most famous for his role as TV's scruffy detective, Columbo..."

    See Obituary: Peter Falk
    "With his rumpled raincoat, battered car and never-seen wife, Columbo was one of television's most popular detectives. As the un-ironed
    but appealing lieutenant, Peter Falk was on our screens for more than 30 years and one of the world's most recognised actors."


    See VIDEOS (







    • Prison Break (Wikipedia)
      1 Production : 1.1 Origin / 1.2 Filming location / 1.3 Broadcast
      2 Plot : 2.1 Season 1 / 2.2 Season 2
      3 Cast and characters
      4 Response : 4.1 Critical reception and viewership / 4.2 International viewership / 4.3 Ratings
      5 Awards : 5.1 Wins / 5.2 Nominations
      6 DVD and other releases : 6.1 DVD / 6.2 Online / 6.3 Mobisodes
      7 Trivia


Animations :


Videos :

  • Police body cameras: Positive change in Rialto, California - 12 December 2014
    "In Rialto, California, 60 miles east of Los Angeles, the police force there has been using tiny cameras mounted on officers
    for nearly four years with great success: complaints from the public are down 88% since the department started filming every arrest and interaction.
    Police and the people they serve both like the programme."



  • Cool Hand Luke - night in the box
    "A clip from the movie Cool Hand Luke. In this scene, the new inmates are introduced to the rules and told that breaking any rule leads to a 'night in the box'."




  • Inside New York's anti-terror centre - 5 August 2013
    "In a secret location in lower Manhattan, Panorama reporter Hilary Andersson was given a glimpse of the control centre
    where New York's Police is stepping it up its anti-terrorism operations."


  • US man 'abandoned' in US jail gets $4m in compensation - 31 July 2013 - Article + Video
    "A university student in the US city of San Diego has received $4.1m (£2.7m) from the US government
    after he was abandoned for more than four days in a prison cell, his lawyer said."


  • DASH CAM VIDEO: Police Pursuit - "Portland Police Traffic Officer Mark James attempts to catch up to a traffic violator."
    - with a surprise!





  • Mankind: Exceptional hair
    "MANKIND is a grooming studio for men in Toronto. 
    ‘Suspect Description’
     is about a burglary in Sak’s Fine Food Store.
    When two police follow up the report of the criminals the victim starts to give a detailed and weird analysis of the suspect.."



  • Dexter Interactive Investigation: Start Here! - "Help Dexter track a notorious serial killer in New York City."


  • Woman called 999 over 'stolen' snowman
    "Kent Police issued a transcript of the ''completely irresponsible'' call which they received overnight as they fielded thousands of calls from people because of the sub-zero conditions."



  • Drama Queen - Commercial for the Young Director Award 2010


  • Jungle Jail - an animation
    "A young prisoner comes into a crazy jail, where everything could happen.
    Smaller and weaker than the others, he becomes the scapegoat of the place.
    One day, everything changes, and he finally turns into the Big Boss..."


  • Cluedo advert (YouTube) - UPDATED