Category “Crime”

Bridal Slaves

In the midst of widespread poverty, fueled by economic inequality and rampant corruption, a new form of slavery - bridal slavery - has flourished in India. Women and young girls are sold for as little as $120 to men who often abuse...

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Gangland: Hell House

The Syndicato Nuevo Mexico is a brutal gang that rules the prisons of New Mexico. Also known as the "S," they boast a rap sheet that includes drug sales, vicious beatings, and cold-blooded murder. Formed in the 1980s after one of the deadliest prison riots in US history, the "S" has become one of the most feared prison gangs in the country. If prison is hell, than SNM is the...

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The True Story of The Silence Of The Lambs

Meet the deranged serial killers and the determined FBI agents who inspired one of Hollywood's most terrifying thrillers and gave Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster the roles of a lifetime. We go behind the scenes at the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit to meet the profilers who became the basis for Harris's characters and to uncover the details of real-life murderers Ed Gein, Ted Bundy, and...

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How Terri-Lynne McClintic Became a Killer

It was one of the most heinous crimes – the abduction, rape and murder of eight year old Victoria Elizabeth Stafford. Michael Rafferty and Terri-Lynne McClintic both found guilty on all counts, now face a life sentence in prison. A 16×9 exclusive takes a deeper look into the life of Terri-Lynne McClintic, and reveals clues to how she became a killer. The tension was high well before Terri-Lynne McClintic took the stand. But she made it explode. What she left behind was a shocked and numbed audience – and even more disturbing questions about how this young woman became a...

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Oscar Pistorius: What Really Happened?

Oscar Pistorius was on top of the world, breaking world records, winning gold in the London 2012 Paralympics, and becoming the first leg amputee to participate in the summer Olympics. But now, he stands accused of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and according to police, it was premeditated, but Pistorius claims it was an accident, so, what really happened? There is one question that bothers most of us, how did Oscar not realise was not in the bed next to him when he picked up the gun and proceeded to shoot her through the bathroom door, wouldn’t she have said something to make...

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Liquid Bomb Plot

Liquid Bomb Plot is the incredible true story of the surveillance operation that stopped a fatal disaster and saved thousands of lives. It's August 2006. A UK terrorist cell plans to launch suicide bombs that would have resulted in the world's largest and deadliest attack since 9/11. The plot involved exploding devices disguised as soft drinks and, if it had succeeded, would have blown planes from the sky killing 2,000 people in a single night. The failed plan has changed the nature of UK air travel to this very day - with restrictions still in place on the amount of liquid...

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Cops Behaving Badly

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 film asks why, in some cases, are police officers who are accused of misconduct, simply allowed to walk away. The Chair of the Association of Police Authorities replied to the investigation with: “Whilst it is true that the resignation of an officer accused of misconduct could be in...

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Fred & Rosemary West: The House of Horrors

Frederick Walter Stephen West, was an English serial killer. Between 1967 and 1987, he alone, and later, he and his wife Rosemary, tortured, raped and murdered at least 11 young women and girls, many at the couple's homes 25 Midland Road and later 25 Cromwell Street respectively. Rosemary West also murdered Fred's stepdaughter (his first wife's biological daughter) Charmaine, while he was serving a prison sentence for theft. The majority of the murders occurred between May 1973 and August 1979 at their home in 25 Cromwell Street, Gloucester. The pair were finally apprehended and charged in...

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John Wayne Gacy

John Wayne Gacy, Jr. (March 17, 1942 May 10, 1994) was an American serial killer. Between 1972 and 1978, the year he was arrested, Gacy raped and murdered at least 33 young men and boys. Although some of his victims' bodies were found in the Des Plaines River, he buried 26 of them in the small crawl space underneath the basement of his home and three more elsewhere on his property. He became known as Killer Clown because of the popular block parties he would throw for his friends and neighbors, entertaining children in a clown suit and makeup as Pogo the Clown. On May 10, 1994, Gacy was...

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