Category “Crime”

The Unspeakable Crime: Rape

Somebody gets raped every 6 minutes in Britain, with a shocking statistic such as this, this documentary by the BBC sets about exploring rape in a new way, unseen on television before this film examines the forensic medical to police investigation, court and beyond, offering a unique and revealing perspective on rape in the UK...

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Dennis Nilsen’s First Kill

After a troubled childhood Dennis Nilsen grew into a lonely and bitter man who struggled to relate to the world around him. After years of loneliness in 1975 Nilsen met David Gallichan and for two years they lived together in a North London garden flat. Whilst Nilsen worked, Gallichan took on a role of playing housekeeper, over time tensions grew between them which later resulted in Galichan leaving Nilsen. This was a trigger which resulted in Nilsen committing one of the worst killing sprees Britain had ever...

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Among the Sex Offenders

Louis Theroux has spent the last few months filming a series of documentaries titled "LA Stories", this particular film "Among The Sex Offenders" is the final episode to air. Louis takes a look at how California deals with sex offenders who have just been released from prison and how these particular individuals adjust to living in the outside world whilst being under constant scrutiny from law enforcement and now with it being so easy to find offenders in areas such as this via the internet, the public...

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The True Story of Bonnie and Clyde

Hollywood portrayed them as the most glamorous outlaws in American history, their crime spree lasted two years and claimed 14 lives, but who were Bonnie and Clyde?, what drove them to a life of violent crime and how did they evade capture for so long? Drawing on eyewitness accounts, newly released police files and the discovery of a remarkable family memoir, this film reveals the true motives and secret tactics behind the legend of Americas most iconic...

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Gotti: Our Father, The Godfather

For the first time ever, John Gotti's children, Angel, Victoria and Peter, freely speak about what life was like knowing and living with their father, no question is off limits. Previously such insight was shrouded in complete secrecy but in the 48 hour special all is...

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Gary Ridgway: The Green River Killer

The Green River Killer was one of the most prolific serial murderers America has ever known, who's 19 year reign of terror left the area surrounding Seattle littered with corpuses but who was the Green River Killer and was he born to kill? From a collection of interviews with law enforcement agents and direct family members of Gary Ridgway this film exposes the man behind the...

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Killing Spree: Columbine

Explores how two teenagers, who were just weeks away from graduating, embarked on a killing spree of such shocking magnitude that it was to make the name of an American high school synonymous with tragedy. 20th April 1999 began like any other day for the pupils of Columbine High School. However, it was to end as a day that would be tragically etched in American history after two of the school's students embarked on a murderous rampage that shook the local community to its core, pushed the emergency services to the limit and became headline news all over the...

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Police Under Pressure: Uneasy Peace

British policing is under pressure like never before as forces up and down the country try to cope with the biggest cuts to their budgets in modern times. South Yorkshire Police has more trouble than most. It is struggling to rebuild a reputation tainted by the tragedy of Hillsborough and some of the worst crime figures in Britain. It is also struggling to keep the peace in some of its most difficult neighborhoods. In some parts of Sheffield, tension between the existing white and Asian communities and newly arrived Roma from Eastern Europe is threatening to boil over into violence. In...

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Michaella, Peru and the Drugs Run

Last June a young Tyrone women left Ireland looking for adventure. Twenty year old Michaella Mccollum had never been on a plane before she flew out to Ibiza, she was a promotions girl who told her family she was going to work as a dancer but after 5 weeks on the party island she disappeared. Michaella turned up 6000 miles away alongside a young Scottish women her family had never heard of before, both had been accused of being drug mules. Michaella now faces serving 6 years in jail and has become the poster girl for everything associated with 21st century drugs culture. This is her...

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