Category “Crime”

15 to Life: Kenneth’s Story

At fifteen years old Kenneth Young was sentenced to life in prison after receiving four life sentences for carrying out armed robberies, were no one was actually injured. A landmark supreme court decision says that juveniles deserve special consideration as they don't fully understand the consequences at such a young age. Currently however the United States is the only country in the world that sentences children to serve life in prison and this film sets about following Kenneth as he struggles for...

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Dennis Nilsen: Born To Kill

Dennis Nilsen, is a man who in the 1980's would be uncovered as the most prolific serial killer in British history. A civil servant who's extraordinary behavior would see him named with cruel irony "The Kindly Killer", but was this murder of young men driven by nature or nurture and was the Kindly Killer born to kill? Throughout his killing spree which lasted from 1978 to 1983, Nilsen committed a minimum of 12 murders and was sentenced to life imprisonment on the 4th of November...

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Oscar Pistorius: The Truth

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 innocence in regards to the charge of premeditated murder but does accept that he did kill Reeva so the case itself was to determine if he was telling the truth. The judge has now found him guilty of culpable homicide i.e....

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Ohio Slave Girls: Their Story

This is the story that shocked the world, a dramatic escape after 11 years in captivity. How had a school bus driver managed to kidnap and enslave three local girls? How did they remain undiscovered whilst being under the noses of neighbors and friends all that time? These are some questions Channel 5's film about the kidnapping of Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight asks and helps to explain through exclusive interviews with those closest to the kidnapper himself, Ariel...

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Most Evil

Murderous masterminds, brilliant, wicked, conniving, they are driven by revenge, dogma and ego their common trait appears to be exceptional intelligence but what transforms such gifted men into some of the most brutal killers and which of them could be considered most evil? A scale exits to measure the darkest corners of human behavior, it weights the criminal mind and the crime committed. From impulsive murders to serial killers this 22 point scale attempts to determine who are the most evil among...

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The Real True Detective?

In 2014 Entertainment Weekly asked the creator of HBO's series True Detective Nic Pizzolatto about the inspirations behind the show, he suggested Googling the word combination "Satanism, Preschool, Louisiana" so Vice took upon themselves to do so and found that there was in fact a case involving old church family and ritualistic child molestation which had a striking resemblance to the shows plot. In this episode of Vice's new series entitled "The Real", they travelled to Louisiana in order to meet with two law enforcement officials who helped investigate and put an end to these...

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Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid

Well before actors Paul Newman and Robert Redford made them famous on screen, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid dazzled many Americans with tales of infamy spanning both coasts.  Their escapade's took place primarily around the 1890's, were by they robbed banks and trains throughout the West. After their crime spree these two seemingly vanished into thin air, becoming national news and the stuff of legends but who exactly Robert Leroy Parker and Harry Alonzo Longabaugh? This film attempts to unravel the myths in order to get to the truth behind these...

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Guilty by Association

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 themselves were unaware of the crime that was about to take place, making them responsible for the acts of others. Rising incidents of gun and knife crime have put pressure of successive governments to take though action on gangs.  Joint Enterprise, a 300 year old law has proved a highly effective...

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Football Fight Club

This film sets about documenting a new generation of football hooliganism after been granted exclusive access to follow three of Britain's football firms during the 2013 - 2014 season. This is the first time they have allowed cameras to follow them across a season, home and away, allowing us now to see some of the most hardcore fans in action. Football Fight...

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