The definition of the word crime, according to the present day dictionary is: An act committed or omitted in violation of a law forbidding or commanding it and for which punishment is imposed upon conviction or unlawful activity: statistics relating to violent crime.
Having defined the term itself, let us look deeper into the dark and dangerous world, filled with lies, deception, thievery, murder and other sinister deeds...
Since the dawn of time, mankind had the need to establish and maintain a certain level of social order and control. A mechanism was needed that would enable a certain group or a society to function in specific parameters. The result of that need was the establishment of law, an agreed code of conduct, applied to everyone without exceptions. That in turn, had the appearance of individuals or organized groups unwilling to act according to this agreed code of conduct known as the law. The act of defiance against the law was termed CRIME.
At the center of organized crime is a body with its own hierarchy, in a way similar to its legal counterpart. That type of organization is ever conspiring to obtain a certain kind of profit through illegal means such as violence, bribery and brute force accompanied with retribution threats. Its wide specter of activities cover from credit card fraud, gun running, illegal gambling, insurance fraud, kidnapping for ransom, to narcotics trade, pornography, prostitution, racketeering, smuggling and vehicle theft.
Now let us move to some of the prominent organizations, particularly successful in their gruesome enterprise. Probably the most infamous is the Italian mafia known as Cosa Nostra. A veil of mystery covers this organization, hiding the truth about their origin and structure. Based in Sicily, it consists of associated criminal groups with a strict code of conduct, where each individual group is referred to as The Family, and members are commonly called Mafioso
Shoulder to shoulder with Cosa Nostra stands their infamous counterpart, the Japanese Yakuza. They are also known as Bōryokudan, a name given to them by the Japanese police force and the media, meaning “The Violence Group” as opposed to the name which they use to describe themselves "Ninkyō Dantai" meaning the “The Chivalrous Organization”. Their structural integrity lies within the combination of traditional and modern system
We have seen some of the examples of how the crime evolved since its appearance to this date. It was a horrifying road paved with evil intentions, ghastly deeds and tears of those who felt injustice done upon them at the hands of the wicked. This category contains the documentaries portraying that road along with the stories of people from both sides of the law.
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In this 2007 documentary the current policy of United States and Canada on marijuana prohibition. Using interviews of both professional academics and marijuana aficionados this documentary raises questions on the hundred years of marijuana prohibition.
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"‘Cocaine Cowboys’ is a hard-hitting documentary film by Billy Cosben based on the sordid history of drug trafficking in Miami. There are three distinct sections in this film: outlining the basics of cocaine importation and distribution; analyzing the detrimental societal effects of a city awash in illegal cash; and cataloging the runaway violence that accompanies the inevitable drug wars.It includes the thoughts, opinions and commentary of ostentatious dealers, paid assassins, police detectives and crime reporters.A major cocaine dealer, Jon Roberts and expert transporter, Mickey Munday are featured in this film and composer Jan Hammer has provided the background score."
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Diamonds are a rich mans rock. But where do these precious little stones come from? This documentary explores the market for diamonds from war torn areas or “blood diamonds”. This documentary shows us the cost of diamonds. Warning for viewers there are some extreme images.
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Enter the world of bare knuckle boxing in Great Britain. Follow the story of the people involved in this particular discipline. Among them is Andy Topliffe, an ex bare knuckler turned promoter, struggling to legalize this style of boxing. Andy does it through his match organizing company called B-BAD. Events organized via B-BAD are abiding by certain rules in order to make the fight as clean and as professional as it can be. Any foul play will not be tolerated. As the story goes, we meet James "Gypsy Boy" McCrory, a bare knuckler with a soft side. He will participate in an international fight, a first of its kind since the 1800s. His opponent is Jason Young, an American bare knuckler. See their views of this violent and brutal discipline. Discover the background of these fighters, which is often a violent one, associated with crime. The advocates for legalizing this discipline, such as Andy Topliffe, are trying hard to separate the crime and bare knuckling world. Should a discipline, as bloody as this one is, be recognized as a legitimate sport category?Watch this documentary and judge for yourself.
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The Iceman is an appropriate title for this pair of HBO specials, because the words of former Mafia enforcer Richard Kuklinski will chill you to the bone.Speaking in the monotonous drone of a man who has numbed himself with remorseless brutality, Kuklinski was first interviewed in 1991, five years after receiving consecutive life sentences for multiple murders.Specializing in the tidy use of cyanide, Kuklinski lived a double life, like the fictional hitmen in The Sopranos and Road to Perdition, passing as a "businessman" and devoted husband and father. He describes numerous killings in graphic detail, expressing nearly tearful regret only when lamenting the deception of his family.A vicious product of child abuse, Kuklinski was visited again by HBO in 2001, but this shameless redundancy was an obvious attempt to capitalize on the Sopranos phenomenon. Fascinating as a firsthand record of Mafia killing, these otherwise unsavory interviews serve little purpose beyond morbid exploitation.
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So is there a connection to Michael Jackson and his death from the infamous Illuminati? This brief documentary seeks to present Michael Jackson's stance and draws many parallels to symbolism associated with the Illuminati.Michael Jackson and his family maintain that he was none of these things but of course there are few in this world who know of Michael Jackson and who do not hold their own opinion…rightly or wrongly.The point in question is whether the Illuminati sought to disparage Jackson’s fame and influence because he blatantly flouted many of the Illuminati principles and did they as a group use their immense power to influence the general public?Jackson spoke repeatedly that he was going to be killed through a conspiracy of those would branded him with many labels including :FreakHomosexualChild molesterPeadophileWeirdoDrug userThere is talk of the Illuminati embedding satanic lyrics into Jackson’s songs and seeking every opportunity to discredit him….and he claims to have been infected with vitiligo by them.Did the Illuminati then orchestrate Michael Jackson’s death…murder him?Perhaps we will never know but this documentary does make one think…if only for a while.Wish to know more about the Illuminati? .. visit here http://www.documentarytube.com/the-illuminati And if you care to read something more in depth then visit this site http://www.henrymakow.com/was_michael_jackson_another_il.html"
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The investigation into Arnold Friedman's life started after a federal sting operation, when he received a magazine of child pornography from the Netherlands by mail. In searching his Great Neck, New York home, investigators found a collection of child pornography. After learning that Friedman taught children computer classes from his home, local police began to suspect him of abusing his students.In police interviews, some of the children Friedman taught stated Friedman played bizarre sex games with them during their computer classes. Jarecki interviewed some of these children himself; some stated that they had been in the room with other children alleging abuse, and that nothing had happened. The film portrayed police investigative procedures as the genesis of a "witch-hunt" in the Friedmans' community.The Friedmans took home-videos while Arnold Friedman (and, later, his son Jesse) awaited trial. They were allowed to stay at home in order to prepare for court. The pictures were not made with publishing in mind, but as a way to record what was happening in their lives. The movie shows much of this footage; family dinners, conversations, and arguments. Arnold's wife quickly decided that her husband was indeed guilty and advised him to confess and protect their son.Arnold Friedman pleaded guilty to multiple charges of sodomy and sexual abuse. According to the Friedman family, he confessed in the hopes that his son would be spared prison time. Jesse Friedman later confessed as well, but now claims he did so to avoid being sent to prison for life. He said in mitigation that his father had molested him. Arnold Friedman admitted to molesting two boys, but not those who attended his computer classes. He is also quoted as admitting that, when he was 13, he had sex with his younger brother, Howard, who was eight years old at the time of the abuse; Howard Friedman has said he does not recall this.Arnold Friedman committed suicide in prison in 1995, leaving a $250,000 life insurance benefit to his son. Jesse Friedman was released from prison in 2001 after serving 13 years of his sentence.
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In this Peter Jennings special, we see a expose of the most popular illicit drug, next to Cannabis, MDMA, or Ecstasy. Peter interviews the proponents as well as the opponents of this mind altering drug. We also see how the DEA responded to the new epidemic and how a new culture has been developed around it.
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Before there was Osama bin Laden there was Ayatollah Khomeini, a radical Muslim leader who challenged the world's infidels in the name of Allah. After his father was killed by bandits, the young Khomeini was brought up by his mother and aunt. However, when he was only fifteen he suffered further loss as his aunt died and then shortly afterwards his mother also passed away. Under the guidance of his elder brother he learnt Islamic science, literature, and philosophy, eventually becoming a leading authority on theological law. In 1962 he became politically active and openly protested against the torturing and imprisonment of the people by the Shah of Iran, whose regime was seen to be safeguarding the interests of the US.On June 3 1963, Khomeini made a historic speech against the dependence of the Shah’s regime on foreign powers, and its support of Israel. He was immediately arrested, but his imprisonment inspired major public demonstrations of support, that were eventually crushed by government troops in tanks. Then in November 1964, he was arrested for a second time, and sent into exile, first to Turkey and then to Iraq, where for fifteen years Khomeini wrote and lectured against the regime in his homeland. Khomeini continued his outspoken denunciations, developing a strong religious and political following abroad, until forced to leave Iraq in 1978 by Saddam Hussein, he then moved to France.After the Iranian government had been overthrown by an Islamic revolution in 1979, and the Shah sent into exile, Khomeini returned to Iran, declared an Islamic republic, and began to exercise ultimate authority in the nation. He was enthusiastically greeted by the people. In response to the exiled Shah's admission to the United States in September 1979, a large crowd seized the US embassy in Tehran, taking 52 American citizens hostage. In time, Ayatollah Khomeini's inspiration would lead to coups, terrorist bombings, hijackings and assaults against a demonised West. For some faithful Muslims, his rise became the inspiration for political rebirth.
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Known for its brutal killings, control over the government and total disregard for the public’s heath or safety, the Camorra mafia rules Naples, Italy. Unknown to tourists and other outsiders, the Camorra are involved in all aspects of the city. There is even a daily newspaper dedicated to the crime in the city. Watch Italy’s Bloodiest Mafia as a the host, originally from Italy, returns home to learn about this massive underground mafia.
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The Romanian Gypsies is becoming a huge problem to the European community. Children are being forced to beg and steal from innocent people in order to buy drugs or just to live. To understand what is happening to these children Romanian film-maker Liviu Tipurita begins a journey through Europe which takes him inside the closed world of the Gypsy community, and talks to the authorities and institutions meant to be dealing with this disturbing phenomenon.
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In the USA especially, violent crime and assault are commonplace in all prisons. Prisoners are subject to rape, drugging and even murder. Anatomy of a prison murder explores the violence in the US prison system using state of the art surveillance equipment. The documentary unwittingly uncovers a brutal planned murder within the prison.
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A film the British Government deemed too grisly for release after World War II – has received its public debut on British television. Fifteen minutes of the black-and- white film, which was shot by the armed forces after the war, were televised Tuesday night by the Independent Television News.
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A glimpse into the mind of the three activists of the major child abuse: Chris Wittwer, Bill Bryant and Shane Maloney.This documentary film explores ideas to help protect children from predators prey and points the finger at the UK legal system for their failures to the victims.Accompanied by fellow activists and victims of abuse in the streets of Devon, the film is controversial, sometimes funny, compelling and stimulating.
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Professor Jim Al Khalili delves into over 50 years of archive BBC science to tell the story behind the appearance of one of the great theories of modern science, the Big Bang.The remarkable idea that our universe started from nothing, just not always been accepted with the conviction that it is today and, since early left fiercely contested, took the better part of 20 century to emerge as the triumphant explanation of how the universe began.Using curious horn-shaped antennas, U-2 planes to spy satellites and particle accelerators, scientists have gradually rebuilt the cosmological puzzle, and this documentary charts the overwhelming evidence for a universe created by a Big Bang.
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In 2007, Italian police make a startling discovery during a raid on a village head of the mafia “: a list of the most sacred laws of the Mafia.It is a startling discovery: a code of conduct for the mafia. Now for the first time, the former Evil Empire talk about the rules governing the criminal world, and reveal what happened when the underworld began to question the so-called Ten Commandments of the Mafia.The document makes clear that people with police or informers in their family can not be members of the mafia. And although mobsters’ wives “should be respected, they should not expect much support during childbirth: the rules state that” always being available for Cosa Nostra is a duty – even if his wife is about to give birth. ”The decalogue was discovered along with a large number of other coded documents in a house near Palermo where Mr Piccolo was arrested after more than two decades in the functioning of the police. Researchers say the documents – including the Ten Commandments – will give you an idea of how the Mafia operates.The documents also reveal details of companies with Mafia connections and information about the hierarchy within the organization.
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‘Cocaine Cowboys’ is a hard-hitting documentary film by Billy Cosben based on the sordid history of drug trafficking in Miami. There are three distinct sections in this film: outlining the basics of cocaine importation and distribution; analyzing the detrimental societal effects of a city awash in illegal cash; and cataloging the runaway violence that accompanies the inevitable drug wars.It includes the thoughts, opinions and commentary of ostentatious dealers, paid assassins, police detectives and crime reporters.A major cocaine dealer, Jon Roberts and expert transporter, Mickey Munday are featured in this film and composer Jan Hammer has provided the background score.
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"This documentary from the Vice team borders on the absolutely most scary of their series.Beware of Scopolamine it is a killer drug with NO benefits.The team went to Columbia to explore the report of the most dangerous drug in the world; not due to recreational use but because of it’s use as a criminal and deadly agent. There is nothing in the deadly country of Columbia which the peolpe fear more than this drug..or falling foul of it’s use.Scopolamine, also known as “The Devil’s Breath.” is a drug which is so very powerful and renders those subjected to it completely void of their own will…they are totally under the control of the criminal who has administered it!! They can be taken to the ATM and withdraw all their money or drive to their own house and empty every item and anyone observing would believe they have done so under their own free will. It is this robbery of the persons free will which makes this so lethal.It is used by crime gangs and prostitutes to rob abuse and often kill the individual…it is used in abductions and there is nothing at all recreational about this drug.This is one drug that even drug abusers in their own right avoid like the plague…one manipulator describes it as worse than Anthrax.Scopolamine and its use in Columbia has completely changed the Vice teams thoughts and they too were so careful to flush the drug down the toilet….it can be carried airborne or administered in a drink …just so lethal and frightening.Victims who survive the experience remember nothing of what they have done and usually have repeated flashback of memory loss.Beware of this killer drug."
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"We Have Ways Of Making You Talk, is a documentary examining interrogation techniques and they’re consequences. The documentary is preceded by a short promotion for a different documentary but gets into the main documentary after a minute or so.Does water boarding work? What is the history behind that technique? These and other questions will be answered in this intriguing and sometimes disturbing documentary.Filmed in France, Israel, USA, Algeria, Argentina, Uruguay, South Africa and the United Kingdom, this BBC documentary explores the disturbing and honest story of modern interrogation techniques and the increase of modern torture revealing interviews interrogators and torturers with the State of the State.The legacy of the story follows the forms of our mind, especially in the United States, and some of these techniques have become routine in the war on terror – or the use of dogs, waterboarding, or sexual humiliation.This long and unbroken line of inhuman cruelty of Nazi Germany connected to Abu Ghraib, and is a key issue in the current political landscape."