Crime

The Almost Perfect Murder

The Almost Perfect Murder

On the 28th July 1996, at 5am near Brixham harbour in Devon, two fishermen were getting ready to start work. After a weak first haul, they decided to sail another 6 miles out to an area known as the roughs which is rarely fished. After about an hour with the nets down they begin to haul the catch in only to discover a mans body. The discovery of this body was to be the start of an extraordinary

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Kid Criminals

Kid Criminals

At any one time in the United States there are over 70,000 children being held behind bars. Kid Criminals is a fascinating two part special produced by an award-winning Channel 4 team and in it we explore some of the toughest institutions responsible for housing these juvenile offenders. As we meet some of the child inmates, we quickly discover that some are responsible for committing the most

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Pol Pot: The Journey to the Killing Fields

The Tuol Sleng secondary school is hidden behind a fence in a quite district of the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh. It has been empty for over 40 years, a silent witness to the agony of a nation. Thousands of men, women and children were tortured in it's classrooms, they were then driven to the outskirts of the city and executed. Nearly 2 million people died in the Killing Fields of Cambodia, a q

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The Rise of Acid Attacks in the UK

Acid attacks have existed worldwide for as long as corrosive substances have been around but only in recent years have they become somewhat common place with a reported 1,800 attacks occuring in London since 2010, with a shocking 70% increase seen between the years 2015 and 2016. As the number of victims grows, the statistics are now revealing that Britain has the worst record in the developed

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Teenage Japanese Killers

In Japan, one of the most peaceful countries in the world times are now changing. A succession of horrific brutal murders have shocked the nation, murders not committed by hardened criminals or the secretive Japanese mafia but instead by middle class teenagers with no criminal record, they are just killing indiscriminately. This film sets out to explore the issue at hand, attempting to understa

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Deadliest Place To Deal

BBC reporter Livvy Haydock heads to the Philippines in South East Asia to investigate the worlds bloodiest war on drugs, it is here that the controversial President Rodrigo Duterte, swept into power last June on a promise to clean up the country by any means necessary, this included ‘slaughtering’ drug dealers and users alike. Since the beginning of his presidency Duterte has been responsible f

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The Group

The Group

The Group is a feature length film and an attempt by filmmaker Bob Meehan to revisit his past in an effort to make sense of the 5 year journey he took through the world of adolescent drug abuse programs. The Group itself is one such network, created by Bob Meehan and operated by his son-in-law and protege Clint Stonebraker, its so called purpose was to help rehabilitate the youth but this docum

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An Open Secret

An Open Secret

Directed by Oscar-nominated Amy Berg, An Open Secret is a brave documentary which takes aim at and exposes the sexual abuse of children which has been occurring within Hollywood. It is a damming film which shines a light on an alleged network that implicates several major industry figures. Throughout we hear first-hand accounts from five young actors who have come out and admitted that they wer

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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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