Category “Crime”

Gangs in Prison

Santa Rita Jail near North California is one of the biggest jails in America. Jails can be a dangerous place full of gangs and cliques that bring rivalries from the streets into the jail itself. For many this leaves but one choice join a gang or face a world of violence with no protection. For this reason the jail has a specially devised a gang unit which hopes to combat gang violence within the jail. This documentary shows the constant battle of power between the Deputies and the Gang...

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The Green River Killer: Gary Ridgway

Gary Ridgway is one of Americas most prolific serial killers, he was convicted of having murdered forty eight people but later confessed to having killed nearly twice that number. Although his identity was not yet known, he struck fear into the state of Washington during the 1980's and 1990's, where most of his victims had been prostitutes. The first five of Ridgway's victims had been found in the Green River, hence the press dubbing him "The Green River...

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Is Amanda Knox Guilty?

On November the 2nd 2007 police in Perusia  receive a phone call, there's been a break in, police arrive they discover a young women has been stabbed to death, she is Meredith Kercher. A british student, a girl with everything to live for. For six years her American flat mate Amanda Knox has been the center of a media and judicial stall, one of three people accused of Meredith's murder. This BBC documentary examines evidence for and against Amanda Knox and for the first time the audio recording of Amanda's prison interrogation. Convicted, Jailed, Acquitted and now found guilty once...

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Counterfeiting

An investigation into a criminal industry that seems to be sweeping the world. It's a story about the brands we think we cant live without and demand going wild for their copies, especially as the quality of the knockoffs themselves are continuously improving. A look at how China became the superpower where everything is made and everything is...

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Secrets of the Scammers

They are responsible for the fastest growing area of crime, they targeted half of the British population last year but despite this they prove very hard to catch, meet the foreign scam artists who are hitting Britain, from the street scammers of eastern Europe to the west African scammers targeting us online. Channel 4 follows the police as they tackle a crime wave and for the first time we get a proper glimpse at the citizen army that is fighting back, attempting to lure scammers into set up confrontations in a bid to arrange arrests and prevent future...

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Narco Bling

Mexico is at war, a war for control of its own country against a rich and powerful enemy the Mexican drug cartel. These narco traffickers live in a world of astonishing wealth and extravagance, this being said however they live in even more spectacular cruelty and violence. This film is about the criminal gangs that are earning billions from a seemingly endless flow of illegal drugs, most of which seem to end up in the United States. National Geographic explore this dark world, where of the the most wanted fugitives is also one of the most powerful people in the...

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Prison Contraband

From mobile phones to weapons and narcotics, inside a prison these are all items that can get you into some serious trouble but demand is higher than ever, pushing up the price on the inside and creating entrepreneurial opportunity for those that want to make some money smuggling or dealing in such contraband. "Current" takes us inside a large American prison to get a first hand glimpse at the type of contraband being smuggled in and how prisoners are coming up with ingenious ways to hide these forbidden...

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A Very British Gangster

‘A Very British Gangster’ delves deep into the world of Dominic Noonan, the kingpin of one of the UKs most notorious crime families, based in Manchester. Also known by the name of Lattlay Fottfoy (an acronym for Look After Those That Look After You Fuck Off Those That Fuck Off You), Dominic has spent 22 out of his 39 years in prison with over 40 convictions under his belt, ranging from armed robberies and prison escapes to alleged gangland related murders. Film maker Donald Maclntye follows Dominic as he gets acquitted from trial to trial as the police, not being able to convict him of...

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Scam City: New Orleans

The Big Easy, New Orleans, one of Americas most fascinating cities, its a melting pot of steeped in history, culture and music. But the presenter soon discovers that if you go looking for it, trouble is easy to find. The presenter finds himself in a room with a naked women and man with a baseball bat in one hand and a gun in the other, he is promptly propositioned with a game of Russian Roulette, how on earth did he end up there he asks himself. He hits town in the middle of Mardi Gras season, two week of parades, parties and masked balls in preparation for lent in a frenzy of excess. The...

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