Search Results in Crime

War/Dance (2007)

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The superb documentary War/Dance reveals the redemptive power of music, even in the most horrific places. Focusing on three children in their early teens in war-torn Uganda–stoic Nancy, driven Dominic, and soft-spoken Rose–War/Dance tracks the efforts of the school of a refugee camp call...
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The Gambino crime family is one of the “Five Families” that control the inner workings of organised crime in New York within the infamous criminal phenomenon known as the Mafia or Cosa Nostra. The Gambino family is named after Carlo Gambino, boss of the family at the time of the McClella...
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Organized crime syndicates are deeply entrenched in Japanese history. Known as the Jakuza, they were once seen as gangsters with strict code of honor, helping the police to fight the criminal underworld.The Yakuza in Japan has links that extend as far back as 400 years to Edo era. But their days of...
Sicilian judge Antonino Di Matteo is one of the most threatened - and protected - men in Italy. As the chief prosecutor in Italy's "trial of the century", he has more than 20 bodyguards, ensuring his safety around the clock. On trial are 10 men who stand accused of being part of a cons...
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Sipho Mandla Agmatir Thwala is a South African rapist and serial killer who was convicted in 1999 for the murders of 16 women and 10 rapes. He was sentenced to 506 years in prison. Thwala was known by the moniker "The Phoenix Strangler". Film Duration: 45 min
Are these the most serious accusations ever levelled against members of the British establishment? The claim that politicians, military leaders and secret service chiefs got together in order to torture, rape and murder children. Thirty year old rumours of a VIP pedophile ring have been revived, pow...

Condemned To Die

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2011. Dateline returns to Kerobokan Prison, where Bali Nine members Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan are facing death after losing their final appeals, including reaction from Sukumaran's mother as she sees her son for the first time since the decision.Australians Myuran and Andrew were executed by...
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Criminal Masterminds - Serial Killer DocumentaryThe most intelligent serial murderers can be the most dangerous. Edmund Kemper, Unabomber Ted Kaczynski, and Randy Kraft all showed genius-level IQs, and their extraordinary intellect allowed them to kill for years-sometimes decades-without getting cau...
Back in 2006 there were many allegations made with regards to corruption in British football, these allegations were made by sources both inside and outside of the game. As a result the BBC funded a Panorama special which set out to investigate.Undercover: Football’s Dirty Secrets wastes no ti...
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This documentary effectively shatters gun control myths and fallacies. Owning a firearm is not a privilege - it's a basic right. In fact, it's the basic right to protect yourself and your loved ones.Throughout History, there has been a disturbing pattern: sooner or later (often sooner than later), d...
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A BBC film that goes behind the scenes of the recent Oscar Pistorius trial for murdering his partner Reeva Steenkamp and follows Reeva’s parents as they prepare for the courts proceedings including interviews with them after the verdict is announced. Pistorius has always maintained his innocen...

Under Fire

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A 16×9 special investigation into one of the most horrifying killing spree’s to ever take place in Canada. It’s the story of Justin Bourque, a lone gunman aged only 24 who went on a hunt for police officers in Moncton, located in the southeastern portion of the province of New Bruns...

The Dog Factory

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BBC Scotland goes on a journey through the ruthless world of dog trade, from the small-time illegal sellers to some of the counties biggest dog traffickers. Talking to the breeders and confronting those who are at the heart of it all, exposing the profit driven puppy farmers.  It is a multimillion p...
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'National Geographic: The BTK Killer' traces the horrific crimes of Dennis Rader and shows how DNA profiling first established in Britain led to the eventual capture of the BTK Killer in Wichita, Kansas.Dennis Lynn Rader (born March 9, 1945) is an American serial killer and mass murderer who murdere...
Although President Kennedy was admired by many Americans, a large faction could not accept his policies, and sought to remove him from office. Some people feel that these enemies were partly responsible for his assassination. The Men Who Killed Kennedy: The Witnesses analyzes some of the mysteries s...
Larry Gene Bell (October 30, 1949 - October 4, 1996) was a serial killer in Lexington County, South Carolina, who was electrocuted for the murders of Sharon "Shari" Faye Smith and Debra May Helmick. Bell forced Smith to write a "Last Will and Testament" before he murdered her and taunted her parents...
A walk through of the last day of life for death row inmates before and during execution. The emotionally powerful Discovery Channel documentary about what happens, minute by minute, the 24 hours before the condemned of Death Row leave the world. Film Duration: 42 min
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Documentary on The Maze Prison Escape in the Early 1980s. 36 IRA Men in Block 7 escaped from Europes most secure prison based inside a British Military Facility just outside Lisburn.This escape took place shortly after the Hunger Strikes Protest came to an end at christmas 1981. This was also one of...
The 40 year mystery as to the identity of the "Zodiak Killer" has been replete with exclusive revelations, false identities, Hollywood movies and countless conspiracy theories...Crime writer Aphrodite Jones takes a new look into the Zodiak Killer mystery... (2010) Film Duration: 43 min
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Follow the DEA, the FBI, and the crack drug task force known as the HIDTA during their intense, 15-year-long investigation of the Black Mafia Family (aka BMF), a group of drug traffickers who netted nearly $300 million by transporting cocaine from Atlanta to Los Angeles. With a legitimate company du...

Edmund Kemper

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Edmund Emil "Big Ed" Kemper III (born December 18, 1948),also known as "The Co-ed Killer", is an American serial killer and necrophile who was active in California in the early 1970s. He started his criminal life by murdering his grandparents when he was 15 years old. Kemper later killed and dismemb...
It has been almost four decades since the Kennedy assassination, and there are still unanswered questions about this American tragedy. Despite the findings of the Warren Commission, many feel that attempts were made to hide certain facts from the population, and that Americans only heard and saw hal...
Back in 1828 in Edinburgh, Scotland, there were a number of murders committed over a period of about ten months. 16 people were killed in total and this spree would later become known as the Burke and Hare murders, due to the fact that it was William Burke and William Hare who had committed the crim...
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Jill Dando born 1961 was an English journalist, she was one of Britians most well known television presenters having won BBC’s Personality of the Year award in 1997. At the time of her death (1999), she was the presenter of the BBC programme Crimewatch.At the pinnacle of her career when she wa...
The way that we meet, flirt and become intimate has dramatically changed over the last 10 years, but now that so much of our private lives have migrated online we’re vulnerable in ways we have only just begun to understand.Revenge porn is a new form of epidemic with thousands of websites dedic...
In 1988, Chris Bryson was found running down a Kansas City street naked, beaten, and bloody wearing nothing but a dog collar and a leash. He told police about Bob Berdella, a local business man and how Berdella had captured him, held him hostage, raped him, tortured him, and photographed him over se...
VICE travels to West Africa to rummage through the messy remains of a country ravaged by 14 years of civil war. Despite the United Nation's eventual intervention, most of Liberia's young people continue to live in abject poverty, surrounded by filth, drug addiction, and teenage prostitution. The for...
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Michael Bruce Ross (July 26, 1959 - May 13, 2005) was an American serial killer. In 2005, he was executed by the state of Connecticut, making it the first execution in Connecticut (and the whole of New England) since 1960. Film Duration: 22:56 min
BBC Three has commissioned Mentorn Media to make The Cleveland Captives: What Really Happened?, a fast-turnaround documentary on the incredible story of the three women in Cleveland, Ohio, found alive 10 years after they went missing.Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michele Knight were discovered afte...
Unusual Suspects: Bathtub Killer - Crime DocumentaryIn 1996, two women are murdered in the same Texas apartment complex. Authorities follow every lead but the case goes cold. Three years later, DNA evidence, and a seemingly unrelated crime lead authorities to the sadistic "Bathtub Killer." Film Dura...
The Final Solution is a 2003 documentary directed by Rakesh Sharma about the 2002 communal Gujarat Riots that arose as a response to the Godhra Train Burning incident on February 27, 2002, where 58 Hindus were burnt alive on a train carriage. An official estimate states that 254 Hindus and 790 Musli...

Mob Hitmen

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They are the most feared figures in organized crime the triggermen who carry out the boss's orders to eliminate witnesses, rivals and fellow mobsters. But the modern hitman is a different breed than the Tommy-gun-toting stereotype many think of. In fact he or she wears many different hats in the org...
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With 3,900 violent female offenders, California Valley State Prison for Women is one of the largest and most dangerous in the nation. Last year, the prison recorded its first inmate murder, demonstrating that women can be every bit as violent as men.
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The Hunt for Dr. DeathIn the autumn of 1941, a young Austrian doctor called Aribert Heim was assigned to the Mauthausen Concentration Camp. In just six weeks, he murdered hundreds of inmates by carrying out horrific and needless experiments. His ‘procedures’ included injecting poison dir...
Featuring exclusive interviews and shedding new light on crimes that shocked the nation, this documentary looks beyond fake tears to reveal stories of deception and betrayal, when people who have feigned innocence or made public appeals for information - often on camera - committed the crime themsel...
John George Haigh (24 July 1909 -- 10 August 1949), commonly known as the "Acid Bath Murderer", was an English serial killer during the 1940s. He was convicted of the murders of six people, although he claimed to have killed nine. He did not actually use acid to kill his victims, but rather as (he b...
1960s. Federal Bureau Of Investigation training film: Burglary Investigations.Note, the first half of the film is a dramatisation of a liquor store being robbed. J. Edgar Hoover advertises FBI training program and invites other law enforcement agencies to use FBI training facilities. Police arrive a...
Following the work of Professor Sue Black and her forensic anthropology team at the University of Dundee, who use carbon dating, bone chemical analysis and facial reconstruction to discover more about Britain's past. An apparently African skeleton found near a medieval English monastery reveals new...
John Wayne Glover (26 November 1932 -- 9 September 2005) was a British-born Australian serial killer convicted for the murders of six elderly women on Sydney's North Shore. Over a fourteen month period in 1989/90, Glover killed six elderly women for which he was dubbed the "granny killer". Following...
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Roderrick Justin "Rod" Ferrell (born March 28, 1980) was a member of a loose-knit gang of teenagers from Murray, Kentucky, known as the "Vampire Clan". In 1998, Ferrell pled guilty to the double slaying of a couple from Eustis, Florida, becoming the youngest person in the United States on Death Row....
This is the story of Lawrence Bittaker and his accomplice Roy Norris, two convicted serial murderers and rapists who in 1979 murdered and raped five teenage girls over a period of five months in southern California, they would later become known as the “Tool Box Killers”.The crimes these...
Fifty years after the child murderer's confinement, this Cutting Edge documentary examines the infamous prisoner's attempts to influence and control individuals around him, such as solicitors and psychiatrists. Brady's mental health advocate, an executor of his will, reveals startling information pr...
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Charles Manson, (aka Charles Milles Maddox), the self-proclaimed Messiah who presided over a commune-style group known as the Manson Family was convicted in 1971 in California in a trial covering a total of 27 count indictments against he and members of the family for the murders of seven persons, i...

Life Facing Bars

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Life Facing Bars: A Gang Prevention Documentary is a 40-minute feature about gangs in California's Central Coast. It features ex-gang members sharing their experiences and dispelling the lies about the gang lifestyle. Our main audiences are local junior high and high school students and educating th...
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The Great Train Robbery was the robbery of a Royal Mail train heading between Glasgow and London in the early hours of Thursday 8 August 1963 at Bridego Railway Bridge, Ledburn near Mentmore in Buckinghamshire, England.After tampering with line signals, a 15-strong gang of robbers led by Bruce Reyno...

Aryan Brotherhood

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In the maximum-security prison world of murderers, they are the most feared. With nicknames like “The Beast” and “The Hulk,” The Aryan Brotherhood are the most violent criminals behind bars.National Geographic goes inside to unveil the secrets of the vicious gangs of white supremacists in prisons.Ja...
British policing is under pressure like never before as forces up and down the country try to cope with the biggest cuts to their budgets in modern times.South Yorkshire Police has more trouble than most. It is struggling to rebuild a reputation tainted by the tragedy of Hillsborough and some of the...