Search Results in Crime

This episode of Dispatches from Channel 4 examines the crime which shook Britain to its very core, the murder of 2 year old James Bulger in 1993. More specifically it sets sights on James’ killers Robert Thompson (born 23 August 1982) and Jon Venables (born 13 August 1982) at 10 years of age t...
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Mr Chohan had a successful business worth £5m. Kenneth Regan was known as Captain Cash from his drug dealing days, and along with his two henchmen, they hatched a plot to take over the Chohan’s business and use it to front their drug smuggling ring. Mr Chohan, his young wife, her mother, and the cou...
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In mid February 2013, the Cecil hotel of Los Angeles received complaints of a peculiar dark tinge to the hotels drinking water. People described how it had a funny taste and a strange odour. One guest even detailed how “the shower was was awful, when you turned the tap on the water was coming...
Dennis Nilsen is one of Britain’s biggest serial killers of the 21st century, he has openly admitted to murdering fifteen young men at his homes in London. Was was it that drove an apparent respectable civil servant to go on a four year killing spree? Why did he confess all to police and who w...
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Rathkeale in County Limerick, Ireland, may seem like any other sleepy rural village though it is anything but. Irelands traveling community seem to have chosen the town as their spiritual home, their Mecca and have all but made it their own.The settled community now claim to be under siege and in th...

Traveller Feuds

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This documentary examines the problem of feuding in the travelling community in Ireland, the level of violence seems to be at an all time high with incidents including a petrol bomb being thrown at young girl face.One way the traveler’s have of settling feuds is to part take in bare knuckle bo...
Originally released in 2007 His Name Was Arthur Leigh Allen is a documentary which was included in the Special Edition DVD of Zodiac the feature film. Through a number of interviews with the original investigators and surviving victims this documentary covers every aspect of the investigation into d...
On April 15th 2016 the world witnessed one of the largest leaks in history, a set of 11.5 million documents detailing attorney-client information for more than 214,000 offshore companies, these became known as the Panama Papers and they incriminated many of the worlds most powerful leaders all of wh...
In todays underworld there has been signs of international criminal networks beginning to pop up all over the world, it appears that in most cases these criminals are fleeing prosecution in their own countries or simply taking advantage of larger money-making opportunities found abroad.France is one...
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Few would argue with the value of a law that has secured convictions in some of the most notorious murder cases of recent years, joint enterprise is a law which allows people who were simply associated with and present when a murder took place to be convicted and sentenced to life even if they thems...

The Seven Five

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The Seven Five was released in 2014 and it documents the police corruption which was rampant in New York City back in the 80’s, focusing primarily on 75th precinct of the New York Police Department. The main protagonist is Michael Dowd, a former police officer who served for 10 years before ge...

Humans for Sale

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In this BBC special, Humans for Sale, we are taken on a journey through the ruthless world of human trafficking as journalist Samantha Poling asks some tough questions and films those at the heart of the supply chain. Here she manages to discover a multimillion pound network operating within the Uni...
Unsolved, unresolved, terrible crimes from the troubles in Northern Ireland but these are no ordinary killings. This is the story of why the state is accused of standing in the way of truth and justice. It’s a story of how the state helped and protected killers, killers of innocent people, its...
This two-part series sees veteran presenter Sir Trevor McDonald come face to face with some of the world’s most dangerous criminals as he gets exclusive access to one of America’s oldest and most notorious prisons. Housing 1900 inmates, 12 of whom are on death row, Trevor spends two weeks in the dar...

Going Postal

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Going Postal is the tale of several school and workplace shootings which have been responsible for casting a large shadow over American society and generating fear since the 1980’s. It is a modern phenomenon which has been coined “Going Postal”, this film includes a large number of...
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Glasgow officials would like to project an image of a city full of energy and life, with ambitious plans for the 21st century but Glasgow and indeed Scotland also have another image that they desperately want to shed, it is one of religious hatred.This is a film about two communities, one Protestant...
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This is the story of one mans obsessive desire to control and even kill women, throughout his life John Taylor repeatedly found himself being drawn to woods, it was here that he would quietly watch and wait for his next victim.His crimes went undetected for more than a decade until the year 2000 whe...

When Girls Kill

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The special recounts "four shocking stories of young girls convicted of unthinkable crimes." Featuring exclusive interviews and first-hand accounts from the convicted teens, E! delves into these four tragic tales of murder to show how rebellious acts and toxic romances can result in lives in ruin.Fi...
In 2001, Andrew Bagby, a medical resident, is murdered not long after breaking up with his girlfriend. Soon after, when she announces she’s pregnant, one of Andrew’s many close friends, Kurt Kuenne, begins this film, a gift to the child.Friends, relatives, and colleagues say warm and loving things a...
It’s Boxing Day, 2003 and much of Britain was quite as millions of people celebrated the Christmas holidays, but not everyone of course has time off. In Leads two police officers said goodbye to their families and went to work at Killingbeck police station, they were PC Neil Roper and by his s...
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Some crimes can be so undeniably gruesome that they defy logic and have people asking questions forever more, in Aberdeen, NSW, Austrailia, the case of Katherine Mary Knight did just that.Katherine was a family women but she was also known to have a violent streak in her, brought on by the violent t...

The Meth Epidemic

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The drug which started out as a fad back in the 1970’s amongst the motorcycle gang subculture has now spread right across the United States, it is known by many names, Speed, Meth, Glass, etc. Despite the governments best efforts to crack down on it, methamphetamine has become far more destruc...
Salvatore "Sammy the Bull" Gravano (born March 12, 1945) is a former underboss of the Gambino crime family. He is known as the man who helped bring down John Gotti, the family's boss, by agreeing to become a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) government witness.Originally a mobster for the Colomb...
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During the winter of 1999 in Hastings located in the UK, every parents greatest fear became a reality as two little girls went missing as they walked to school one January morning. Over the course of 4 days the entire country watched as a huge police hunt became increasingly desperate.What happened...
This two-part series sees veteran presenter Sir Trevor McDonald come face to face with some of the world’s most dangerous criminals as he gets exclusive access to one of America’s oldest and most notorious prisons. Housing 1900 inmates, 12 of whom are on death row, Trevor spends two weeks in the dar...
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In the United States of America they are taking a highly controversial approach to treating pedophiles, it’s even written in law. In this film we meet several convicted pedophiles who have either been chemically or surgically castrated.Atascadero State Hospital is 220 miles north of Los Angele...
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On 28 February 2013, Pope Benedict XVI shocked the world by being the first pope to resign in 600 years. When the helicopter took him away he was leaving behind a bitterly divided Vatican and this FRONTLINE special explores the inside story of the events which undermined Benedict’s papacy.It i...
Rural villages and seaside towns across the United Kingdom now appear to be under threat, urban gangs are moving in with the sole intention to sell drugs. The police force is attempting to tackle these gangs who are extending their drug networks from the cities into the country side.With this new dr...
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From 1975 up until his conviction in 1981 Peter Sutcliffe or rather “The Yorkshire Ripper”, spread fear throughout Yorkshire in the United Kingdom. He was convicted of murdering 13 women and attempting to murder a further 7 more. Mainly targeting prostitutes, his initial outbreak of viol...
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In 1995, Ning was a 13-year-old girl when she was trafficked to Australia from Thailand and sold to a Sydney brothel. But the Australian man who imprisoned Ning for 10 days and who forced her to have sex with over 100 men was never publicly identified or arrested.With the help of former policeman Ch...
A house of horrors. Born in England in 1898, John Christie served a number of prison sentences for theft and assault before becoming a serial killer. He murdered at least six women, including his wife, before being arrested and hanged in 1953.Film Duration: 45 min
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Official reports reveal the shocking rate at which acid attacks have been occurring in the United Kingdom, in 2016 two acid attacks took place per day on average and if that was scary enough it is projected that 2017 will yield the highest number of attacks ever recorded in the UK.In the past this t...
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This BBC Special is the result of 13 years of research into unrivaled access of secret papers and sources in regards to the actions of the British Army’s secret operations carried out throughout the troubles seen in Northern Ireland. The Army stands accused of helping known killers from loyali...
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Anatomy of a Scandal is an award winning 2011 investigation into medical research and vaccine trials which were carried out on children and babies in many Mother & Baby homes and other Irish institutions right up until 1973.During the making of this film a truly shocking discovery was made, the...
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In Japan, one of the most peaceful countries in the world times are now changing. A succession of horrific brutal murders have shocked the nation, murders not committed by hardened criminals or the secretive Japanese mafia but instead by middle class teenagers with no criminal record, they are just...
Acid attacks have existed worldwide for as long as corrosive substances have been around but only in recent years have they become somewhat common place with a reported 1,800 attacks occuring in London since 2010, with a shocking 70% increase seen between the years 2015 and 2016.As the number of vic...
Mark Thomas puts the arms trade under the spotlight in this special edition of Dispatches, asking how easy it is to broker arms. Working his way through a spider’s web of vast and, in some cases, archaic legislation, Thomas unearths a series of dangerous loopholes, inconsistencies and, even mo...
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What happens when the police fail in their sworn duty to protect life, when they get it wrong or when police officers themselves break the law?BBC’s Richard Bilton investigates cops who behave badly, and discovers just how many cases are dealt with by the police themselves behind closed doors.This f...
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On the 28th July 1996, at 5am near Brixham harbour in Devon, two fishermen were getting ready to start work. After a weak first haul, they decided to sail another 6 miles out to an area known as the roughs which is rarely fished. After about an hour with the nets down they begin to haul the catch in...
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Children of the Master Race looks at the Nazis’ secret breeding programme called Lebensborn, and how the surviving children have lived their lives in the knowledge that they were bred to rule the world.
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They’ve got your name, they know where you live and once they’ve got your bank details they have you. In this age of modern technology hacking has become a big concern for many of us as they have stolen information from millions of us located all across the globe.For some time hackers ha...
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On July 3rd, 1979, the CIA gave birth to Islamic Fundamentalism when President Carter signed a directive for United States Intelligence to provide radical Islamic thinking and arms to Afghan fighters, before the Soviet Union invaded.Traumatized by the September 11th attacks, one man struggles to dis...
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Former England footballer Jermaine Jenas sets out on a journey to explore the rise in knife crime that is devastating lives across the United Kingdom and although this knife crime is a problem across the nation Jenas wants to take a closer look at Nottingham in particular as this is where he grew up...

The Group

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The Group is a feature length film and an attempt by filmmaker Bob Meehan to revisit his past in an effort to make sense of the 5 year journey he took through the world of adolescent drug abuse programs.The Group itself is one such network, created by Bob Meehan and operated by his son-in-law and pr...

Road To Martyrdom

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What prompts a young, well-educated, affluent Westerner to become a suicide bomber? This groundbreaking documentary traces how one 'kind, really nice boy' from England became the first Westerner to carry out a suicide bombing. We follow his journey from radicalisation in England to training with Al...
"Bodies At The Beach: Search For A Serial Killer" explores the possibility that there could be yet, another, name to add to the list.The discovery of eleven sets of human remains along Ocean Parkway in Suffolk County, Long Island have local law enforcement, the FBI, local residents, the region and t...
Joel David Rifkin (born January 20, 1959) is an American serial killer convicted of the murder of nine women (although it is believed he killed as many as 17), mostly drug addicted prostitutes, between 1989 and 1993 in New York City. Also, he is suspected by some to be responsible for some of the Lo...
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They say that death is the great equalizer, that no matter who you are or where your from we all turn to dust in the end but in Cleveland where Wilbert L. Cooper was born and raised life has long been divided by race and class, injustice stretches well into the hereafter. Over the course of two and...

The Hard Man

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The Hard Man is a 52 minute documentary which was made in 1995 about a man called Michael Kelly who is a former criminal from the Southhill area of Limerick City, Ireland. The film examines the social environment from which Kelly emerged and highlights the key role alcohol played in guiding Kelly do...