Crime

Dream/Killer

Dream/Killer

Dream/Killer is a hard hitting film which documents the story of Ryan Ferguson, a young man who was wrongfully convicted of a brutal murder all because his best friend dreamt it up. We witness the heartbreaking journey Ryan's parent embarked on to prove their child's innocence. Through the wide range of characters interviewed we become exposed to the very best and worst of what is the American

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The Confession: Col. Russell Williams

In this special edition of The Fifth Estate, reporter Bob McKeown, with the help of professionals sets out to deconstruct the interrogation and shocking confession of Col. Russell Williams. Williams is an English born Canadian who was a well decorated Colonel in the Canadian Forces until his arrest in February of 2010. Williams was formally charged by the Ontario Provincial Police with two coun

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Murder In The Alps

Murder In The Alps

The Annecy shootings, also the French Alps shootings or the Chevaline killings, were the shootings that took place on the 5th of September 2012. They saw a family from Britain who were on holiday brutally murdered, a father, mother and grandmother all of whom were shot at point blank range whilst in their car. In addition to this a 7 year old girl was shot and a cyclist was killed but one man mana

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An Interview With Arthur Shawcross

Sullivan Correctional Facility located just outside Fallsburg, New York State, is a maximum security prison notorious for being home to some of Americas most violent criminals, one such criminal is Arthur John Shawcross. Shawcross has murdered 11 women and is currently serving a 250 year prison sentence, his case has raised some serious questions regarding the cause of extreme violence and what

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The Definitive Guide To The Mob

A look into what life is really like for a member of the American mafia, exploring all routes needed to be taken in order for somebody to become a made member and how to make money once initiated. This guide to mob life turns to the ultimate authority in order to get some answers, former Colombo family captain Michael Franzese. Michael came to his position by following in his fathers footsteps,

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This Is Dixon

This Is Dixon

VICE co-founder Suroosh Alvi takes us to Dixon, West Toronto, Canada, it is basically a complex of six condo towers, a place where Alvi spent most of his high school summers, he lived in building 380. Back then it was home to mostly middle class South Asians, Jamaicans and white Canadians, little to no trouble was observed. When Alvi began seeing media reports with police saying that this was t

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The Devil and the Death Penalty

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 two individuals committed truly shook the nation, making headlines all across the United States. At the tim

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The Girls Who Were Found Alive

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 to the girls Charlene and Lisa was remarkable, they had been abducted but were found alive. In T

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Panama Papers: The Shady World of Offshore Companies

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 whom are associated with Mossack Fonseca, a Panamanian law firm. At the time of their release the p

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