Crime

Toe Tag Parole: To Live and Die on Yard A

Many people think that serving a life sentence in jail is much better than the death sentence. This is probably true, seeing as you hold on to your life and you get to live to see your family every so often. But is it really better knowing that you have to spend your whole life confined to your jail cell and the prison where you will be kept? In a sense, it is a death sentence. For many people,

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Jimmy Savile

Jimmy Savile

For years he was regarded as a TV and radio superstar, he was also a friend to the rich and famous but since his death back in 2011 the sinister truth about Jimmy Savile has been revealed. Jimmy Savile, once one of Britain's favourite stars and adored by millions of television viewers is now regarded as one of the country's most prolific sex offenders, his preying on young victims and just how he

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Ross Kemp on Gangs: A Kenya Special

By now I imagine most of you documentary lovers out there will be familiar with the documentary series known as "Ross Kemp on Gangs", but for those of you that don't it is a British series hosted by none other than actor Ross Kemp, best known for his role played in EastEnders. On the show we see Kemp travel around the world talking to various gang members, people who have been directly affected by

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The Thin Blue Line

The Thin Blue Line

This feature documentary from 1988 by director Errol Morris, is a brilliant examination of controversial true story that was the arrest and conviction of Randall Adams for the murder of a Dallas police officer back in 1976. The Thin Blue Line was hailed as being the "the first movie mystery to actually solve a murder" and as a result of its release the conviction itself was overturned, Adams becam

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Into the Abyss

Into the Abyss

Into the Abyss is a documentary by legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog, it is a tale of two men who were convicted of a triple homicide which took place in Conroe, Texas back in 2001. One of these men was Michael Perry, the primary subject of this film, he was sent to death row for the murder of Sandra Stotler, a middle aged housewife who happened to own a nice car in which Perry and Jason Burkett w

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Gangs of El Salvador

Gangs of El Salvador

El Salvador is currently on the brink of overtaking Honduras as the country with the highest homicide rate in the world. This year alone saw over 5,700 murders and with a population of just over six million people that figure truly is a scary one. This now puts El Salvador's murder rate at the highest it's ever been since the end of the country's brutal civil war. On average there is nearly one mu

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Doctor Death: Harold Shipman

Dr. Harold Frederick Shipman of Hyde, Manchester, murdered at least 215 of his patients over the course of 20 years. His reputation of being a caring GP in a close-knit town was a thin veil for his evil killings, he committed the ultimate betrayal in patient doctor trust and callously murdered with lethal injection, making this a crime that truly shook Britain. Following the conviction of Shipm

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The Cleveland Strangler

The Cleveland Strangler

They say that death is the great equalizer, that no matter who you are or where your from we all turn to dust in the end but in Cleveland where Wilbert L. Cooper was born and raised life has long been divided by race and class, injustice stretches well into the hereafter. Over the course of two and a half years (2007 and 2009) 11 women were raped, strangled and murdered by one of the most heinous

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Cocaine: Narcos, Sicarios and Peru

From the terror of hired killers trained by the cartels to the war on drugs in the remote jungles of Peru, this is a series about the new cartel wars and the legacy left behind by Pablo Escobar. Pablo Escobar was the mastermind of drug trafficking and narco terrorism in Colombia during the 1980s. He converted the city of Medellin into the cocaine capital of the world, pioneered a model that alm

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