Crime

Ross Kemp on Gangs: Los Angeles

Ross Kemp pays a visit to the city of angles, which happens to have the seventh richest economy on the planet. It's famous for it's thriving film and television industries and it's home to the stars but besides all this it's also infamous for being the gang capital of the world. In 2007 there was a gangland killing reported every other day and for generations the Bloods and Crips have fought for c

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H.H. Holmes: Murder Hotel

Back in 1995 an old antique collector happened to stumble upon a batch of old wax cylinder recordings that dated back a hundred years, as it turned out these recordings weren't of old tunes but rather one recording was the confession of a man known as H.H. Holmes made by a doctor days before Holmes was hanged for murder. This recording turned out to be a new clue into one of the most extraordin

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Fritzl by Fred Dinenage

On the 27th of April 2008 the horrific case of Josef Fritzl sent shockwaves around the world, news report after news report gave details of a quite unbelievable story. For 24 years Josef Fritzl had kept his own daughter captive in a cellar beneath his house, in that time he had used her as his very own sex slave, fathering seven children. This film sets about uncovering exactly why Josef Fritzl ca

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The Jersey Slayer: Damian Rzeszowski

The picturesque channel island of Jersey in the United Kingdom has long been known as a haven for holiday makers, a crime free destination where residents still leave their doors unlocked but all of this changed in 15 minutes on the 14th of August 2011. In just minutes Damian Rzeszowski took 6 lives, brutally stabbing his wife, 5 year old daughter, baby son, father in law, his wife's friend and he

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Russell Brand: End the Drugs War

Comedian and Actor, Russell Brand sets off on a personal journey in order to see for himself how the "war on drugs" in the UK is being carried out. Brand an ex-addict himself gets talking to those still addicted, care workers, politicians and also gets taken along with the police to witness and actual raid. He questions the UK's approach to fighting drug and explores possible alternatives includin

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Buenaventura: Dismemberment and Displacement

The city of Buenaventura lies along the Pacific coast of Columbia, it is home to the most important port in the country which handles about 60% of the countries imports and exports, despite this for decades Buenaventura has been one of the most impoverished cities especially the coastal region where the population settled decades ago building stilt elevated slums above the water. While the rest of

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Back from the Brink: Heroin’s Antidote

The United States has seen a spike in Opioid abuse over the last decade, in 2010 an average of 100 people died a day due to an overdose. Drug overdoses now kill more people each year than gun shot wounds or car crashes but finding a solution has been hard because of the stigma surrounding drug users and lack of support for programs that are based on reducing the harmful effects of drug use rather

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15 to Life: Kenneth’s Story

At fifteen years old Kenneth Young was sentenced to life in prison after receiving four life sentences for carrying out armed robberies, were no one was actually injured. A landmark supreme court decision says that juveniles deserve special consideration as they don't fully understand the consequences at such a young age. Currently however the United States is the only country in the world that se

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Dennis Nilsen: Born To Kill

Dennis Nilsen, is a man who in the 1980's would be uncovered as the most prolific serial killer in British history. A civil servant who's extraordinary behavior would see him named with cruel irony "The Kindly Killer", but was this murder of young men driven by nature or nurture and was the Kindly Killer born to kill? Throughout his killing spree which lasted from 1978 to 1983, Nilsen committed a

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