Crime

R Kelly: Sex, Girls & Videotapes

In light of the recent #MeToo movement which was sparked by several women bringing forward allegations of sexual abuse against Hollywood hotshot Harvey Weinstein, claiming he abused his power to manipulate women, we are now starting to see many other names in the entertainment industry being mentioned with regards to sexual abuse. One of these names is R Kelly, who for a long time has been in the

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Boarding Schools: The Secret Shame

Boarding schools are amongst the most influential institutions in Britain, responsible for education many of our politicians, judges and business leaders, even three quarters of England's Prime Ministers. An estimated million people in the country boarded as children but it is only now, decades on that the true extent of sexual abuse in these schools is coming to light. In this film we see ITV'

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The Man With No Alibi

The Man With No Alibi

The Man With No Alibi is part of BBC Three's online mini series known as Unsolved, which explores unsolved murder/missing person cases, very similar in style to Netflix's Making a Murder. In this six-part season we delve into the incredibly dark and bizarre case of Jong Ok Shin. Jong Ok Shin was murdered in the early hours of 12 July 2002, she was a 26 year old student from Korea, the way in wh

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A Week In Watts

A Week In Watts

Right now in America it seems as though the majority of people don't trust law enforcement, this is more so the case in the poorer areas such as Watts in Los Angeles, California. Here there it is in their very culture. In 1965 Watts saw riots so bad that the police force required the help of nearly 4,000 members of the California Army National Guard to quell the situation. The riots themselves

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Unforgiven: The Boys Who Killed Jamie Bulger

This episode of Dispatches from Channel 4 examines the crime which shook Britain to its very core, the murder of 2 year old James Bulger in 1993. More specifically it sets sights on James' killers Robert Thompson (born 23 August 1982) and Jon Venables (born 13 August 1982) at 10 years of age these two carried out such a horrendous crime it seemed unimaginable that two 10 year olds could even conte

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The Town Travellers Took Over

Rathkeale in County Limerick, Ireland, may seem like any other sleepy rural village though it is anything but. Irelands traveling community seem to have chosen the town as their spiritual home, their Mecca and have all but made it their own. The settled community now claim to be under siege and in this the town that travellers took over, a cross-cultural tug of war has reached boiling point wit

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Last Days of Solitary

Last Days of Solitary

Bac in 2011, Maine State Prison launched a brave new reform programme which aimed to significantly reduce the use of solitary confinement due to the all round negative affects it was having on not only the individual serving the time but everyone who had to deal with them too. Bafta and Emmy-winning filmmaker Dan Edge and his co-director Lauren Mucciolo were given the opportunity to gain unprec

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A Mind to Murder: Dennis Nilsen

Dennis Nilsen is one of Britain's biggest serial killers of the 21st century, he has openly admitted to murdering fifteen young men at his homes in London. Was was it that drove an apparent respectable civil servant to go on a four year killing spree? Why did he confess all to police and who were those who escaped his murderous attacks? In this episode of Real Crime these questions are asked as

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The Seven Five

The Seven Five

The Seven Five was released in 2014 and it documents the police corruption which was rampant in New York City back in the 80's, focusing primarily on 75th precinct of the New York Police Department. The main protagonist is Michael Dowd, a former police officer who served for 10 years before getting arrested in 1992, his arrest ultimately led to one of the largest police corruption scandals in New

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