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A Very Sicilian Justice: Taking on the Mafia

In Palermo, Sicily, judge Antonino Di Matteo is chief prosecutor in an unprecedented trial where politicians, police and the mafia are all sitting in the courtroom dock together. Di Matteo is now the most threatened man in Italy and the most protected with over 20 bodyguards surround him and protecting his every move 24/7. Standing on trial are 10 men who have been accused of playing a role in

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The Murder Detectives

The Murder Detectives

The Murder Detectives is by far one of the best documentaries I have ever seen, it is a truly groundbreaking three part series which sees Channel 4 gain unprecedented access to an 18 month long murder investigation carried out by the Avon and Somerset Police. Throughout the course of this series we are taken on a complete journey, a journey which begins the very moment a young man calls 999 (th

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Britain’s Teenage Knife Wars

Former England footballer Jermaine Jenas sets out on a journey to explore the rise in knife crime that is devastating lives across the United Kingdom and although this knife crime is a problem across the nation Jenas wants to take a closer look at Nottingham in particular as this is where he grew up. Jenas want's to understand how this knife crime has become such an issue in his home city and h

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Traveller Feuds

Traveller Feuds

This documentary examines the problem of feuding in the travelling community in Ireland, the level of violence seems to be at an all time high with incidents including a petrol bomb being thrown at young girl face. One way the traveler's have of settling feuds is to part take in bare knuckle boxing matches, these are meant to put an end to any future violence but this film asks the question do

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Reggie Yates: Teen Gangs

In this film we see British television personality, Reggie Yates, embark on a journey into the murky world teen gang violence. As a child, Yates himself grew up on a council estate with his family receiving benefits from the government, he is well aware of the negative distractions which can present themselves to young people growing up in similar environments but he personally has always believed

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The Definitive Guide To The Mob

A look into what life is really like for a member of the American mafia, exploring all routes needed to be taken in order for somebody to become a made member and how to make money once initiated. This guide to mob life turns to the ultimate authority in order to get some answers, former Colombo family captain Michael Franzese. Michael came to his position by following in his fathers footsteps,

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This Is Dixon

This Is Dixon

VICE co-founder Suroosh Alvi takes us to Dixon, West Toronto, Canada, it is basically a complex of six condo towers, a place where Alvi spent most of his high school summers, he lived in building 380. Back then it was home to mostly middle class South Asians, Jamaicans and white Canadians, little to no trouble was observed. When Alvi began seeing media reports with police saying that this was t

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Dublin Gangland

Dublin Gangland

In June 1996 reporter Veronica Guerin, was assassinated for running a fearless newspaper campaign to name and shame Dublin's crime lords who had grown rich from flooding the city streets with drugs. Whilst the gangsters most vocal critic had been silenced her brutal murder would only expose their criminal empires and provoke an all out war with the power hungry men who had ruled the city streets f

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The Gambino Crime Family

The Gambino crime family is one of the "Five Families" that control the inner workings of organised crime in New York within the infamous criminal phenomenon known as the Mafia or Cosa Nostra. The Gambino family is named after Carlo Gambino, boss of the family at the time of the McClellan hearings in 1963 when the structure of organised crime first gained public attention. The Gambino family fo

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