Crime

Stickup Kid

Stickup Kid

This short documentary by FRONTLINE tells the story of Alonza Thomas who at just 16 years of age was the first minor to be tried as an adult under Prop. 21 in Kern County, California. He was subsequently sentenced to serve 13 years in a super-maximum prison for attempted armed robbery. The young Thomas had run away from his family home and ended up staying with an older man who he met on the st

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The Dog Factory

The Dog Factory

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 pound market and it's believed that nearly one third of all dogs bought in the UK today have come fro

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Her Majesty’s Prison: Aylesbury

The authorities at Aylesbury prison in the United Kingdom, have to try and manage some of the most dangerous and disruptive 18 to 21 year olds in the country with one in five prisoners serving life sentences. ITV have been granted extensive access to the inside of HMP Aylesbury, as a result we get a vivid picture of what daily life consists of for those working and serving time in the prison.

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Shell Shocked

Shell Shocked

This is a story about being young and surrounded by violence and what it's like to grow up in a murder capital of America, but it is also a story about finding solutions. In 1960, New Orleans had it's largest population and it's lowest murder rate, but in the course of 50 years over ten thousand people have been murdered and since the year 2005 more people have been killed than those who lost thei

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The Bank of Tax Cheats

In this episode of BBC's Panorama, serious questions are raised for the British government and the city of London, all in regards to an apparent effort by the biggest bank to help some of their biggest and most wealthy clients dodge paying tax. When the government found out about this scheme, Panorama asks why weren't the cheats or the banks prosecuted? and even more curious, why was the banker

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Britain’s Secret Terror Deals

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 why the past will not and cannot simply go away. Once a suspicion, now a fact, there were murders on t

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The Cheshire Murders

The Cheshire Murders

In July of 2007, Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her two daughters were brutally murdered, while her husband Dr. William Petit, was the only one to escape alive after being injured during a home invasion that took place in the quite suburb of Cheshire, Connecticut. This HBO special, explores the bizarre but gripping events that horrified not only a town but a nation and resulted in a politically charged

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El Chapo: CEO of Crime

Joaquín Guzmán, better known as El Chapo or Shorty is officially the worlds most powerful drug trafficker. From rags to riches in less than a decade, he managed to turn a startup operation into an international criminal empire. El Chapo has been described as "the Osama Bin Laden of drug trafficking", but he has proven to be more elusive than Bin Laden. He was captured in the 90's but managed to

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Frank Matthews

Frank Matthews

It is said that Frank Mathews was richer than the "American Gangster" Frank Lucas, more powerful than the Mafia and in 1973 he managed to skip bail, dropping off the face of the earth with a staggering, 15 million dollars, never to have been seen again. Over 40 years have now passed since his disappearance and how Mathews managed to evade the law for so long long still remains a mystery. In thi

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