Category “Crime”

Captain Phillips: Somali Pirates Inside Story

A true account of what happened to Captain Phillips and his crew, how Somalian Pirates managed to hijack the Maersk Alabama and the rescue effort involved to save the hostages, this film tells the story via eyewitness accounts and never seen before Navy...

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Cocaine: History Between the Lines

Another History Channel Special, this time however on Cocaine and how it came to be one of the worlds most illicit drugs to date. This films takes us right back to the supposed origins of when the human appetite for Drugs began with one of the simplest being the chewing of the coca leaf in South America, where the natives thought it was a gift from God. Although the plant itself has been around for a long time, it wasn't until 1855 that cocaine was first extracted from the...

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The Jigsaw Murder

From the British series, Real Crime by ITV, this documentary sets out to tell the story of how police pieced together evidence to solve the mystery of the Jigsaw Murder. In March of 2009, a murder took place that was so disturbing it shocked a nation but also had the police force baffled. The victim was Jeffrey Howe, from North London, his body parts had been found scattered across Hertfordshire and Leicestershire. This was the reason the case became known as the Jigsaw...

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Chiraq

This is an eight part documentary by Vice's music devision, Noisey. They venture to Englewood which is one of the sketchiest areas in Chicago city and hook up with Chief Keef, a famous rapper in the Hip-Hop, drill...

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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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