Category “Crime”

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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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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