Crime

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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Justice
giovanni falcone
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50:05

Giovanni Falcone changed the way Italy perceives the Mafia. Before Falcone decided to take justice in his arms, the mafia was ruling freely across Italy and at Sicily for many years. He was the ...

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Justice
life in prison
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26:55

The documentary focuses on one very important question: Should people sentence to life in prison be allowed to die in the convenience of their home if they are sick. Or in other words, should te...

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Strange
san pedro prison
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09:52

San Perdro Prison in Bolivia is one of the most controversial and unique prison facilities in the world. The unique aspect is that the prison is guarded only from the outside. Inside, there are ...

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Sexuality
love crimes kabul
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01:10:00

For the Western World, it is hard to understand and embrace how premarital sex can be a crime in countries like Afghanistan. But that doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface of sex and love ...

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Drugs
jamaica gangs
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Jamaica is one of the most beautiful islands in the world. The country is also home of the fastest man and fastest woman in the world. But like every other country, Jamaica has its flaws as wel...

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Justice
dan pacholke
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10:37

Dan Pacholke is a long-time officer, and served as the administrator of the Washington State Department of Corrections. In February 2016, he resigned as a secretary of the State Corrections, hop...

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Media
terrell johnson
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01:10:06
Crime +2

In 1994, Terrell Johnson was found guilty for shooting Verna Robinson. He was the only one of the three men initially charged to be found guilty. As a result, he spent 18 yea...

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Social
ms gang
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45:39
Crime +2

The documentary follows the members of the Mara Salvatrucha, or commonly known as the MS gang. MS or Mara is a transnational criminal gang that started in Los Angeles, but ha...

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Drugs
cartel land
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56:56
Crime +1

Cartel Land is an award winning documentary by director Matthe Heineman. Matthew got the idea after reading an article in the Rolling Stone magazine about the Arizona Border Rec...

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Justice
Upstate Purgatory
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18:55
Crime +1

Albany Country Jail in upstate New York is one of the jails in the state of New York. Built in 1931, it can house up to 1,100 inmates, men and women. Currently, more than 600 in...

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Justice
Holocaust
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28:20
Crime +1

During World War II and the Holocaust, more than 75% of the Jewish population in the Netherlands was killed. That is a higher percentage than countries like Belgium and France. D...

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Sexuality
sex in prison
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41:44
Crime +2

One of the most controversial and taboo topics is prison sex. What do prisoners do to satisfy their urge for sex.We’ve known for years that prisoners find a way to satisfy ...

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Justice
edmund kemper
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44:38
Crime +1

When you serve as the inspiration for a movie such as “American Psycho”, something is wrong with you. And with Edmund Kemper, something was seriously wrong from his early...

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Sexuality
sex slavery
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13:13
Crime +1

A $30 billion industry per year, one of the worst human rights violation, the third largest organized crime, that is what sex slavery is nowadays.According to numbers, the av...

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Medicine
crystal meth production
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42:23
Crime +2

In 2009, a new method and formula for mixing methamphetamine was discovered. The method required a two-liter soda bottle, some noxious chemicals and a few handfuls of cold pills....

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Media
anonymous ferguson shooting
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01:50:57

The Ferguson shooting is one of the hottest topics in American media in the past two years. The crisis started on August 9, 2014, when a white police officer, Darren Wilson, ...

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Media
police brutality
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38:04
Crime +2

How well do you know your civil rights? Do you know your rights when a policeman stops you? Or tries to arrest you?Knowing and understanding your rights is a crucial factor i...

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Justice
IRP6
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41:43
Crime +1

A retired judge, has made a short play, titled “The Race Card: Face Up”, exposing injustices in the jurisdictional system in America.Along with the play, the judge has sta...

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Drugs
frank matthews
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15:00
Crime +1

Frank Matthews was one of the biggest drug dealers and kingpins in the history of the United States. Some consider him even bigger than Frank Lucas.Had he continued to do his...

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Justice
O.J. Simpson case
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01:09:51
Crime +1

20 years after the original O.J. Simpson trial, the case is still appealing and interesting for American public. Simpson was officially accused for murder of his wife Nicole ...

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Crime
a girl in the river
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00:46

At the 88th Academy Awards, the short documentary “A Girl in the River – The Price of Forgiveness” took home the Oscar for best short documentary. Check out the trailer...

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Crime
Biggie & Pac - The Suge Knight Killings
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01:46:14

Documentary showing Suge & LAPD officers and their involvement in the killings of Notorious BIG and Tupac - Two rappers who are revered as probably the greatest artists of all ...

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Crime
The Imposter
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01:38:35

The Imposter is a 2012 British-American narrative film about the 1997 instance of the French con artist Frédéric Bourdin, who imitated Nicholas Barclay, a thirteen year old Tex...

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Nature
Pirate Fishing
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25:05
Crime +1

The valuable marine assets of a portion of the world's poorest individuals are being focused by mechanical scale privateer angling operations, to encourage the fish hungry market...

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Crime
The Serial Killers: Ted Bundy
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47:26

This documentary is looking into the life and death of the most notorious and most feared serial killer in America. The name that caused fear and panic, especially in women, was ...

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Crime
This is the Zodiac Speaking
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01:41:09

This documentary is looking into a series of murders which baffled the police and the serial killer, who goes by the name of Zodiac, was never apprehended.The investigation in th...

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Military/War
Standard Operating Procedure
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01:55:52
Crime +1

This is a 2008 documentary which investigates the significance of the photos taken by the military police of the U.S. at the prison in Abu Ghraib at the end of 2003. These photog...

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Military/War
War Crimes In Vietnam
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01:35:33
Crime +1

The Vietnam Veterans Against the War, or VVAW, launched a media campaign from January 31st, 1971 to February 2nd, 1971 in order to inform the public and raise awareness of the at...

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Political
Abu Ghraib Prison Tortures
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01:18:17
Crime +1

This documentary was released in 2007 and it is looking into the scandalous abuse and torture of prisoners at the Abu Ghraib in 2004. The director of this film is Rory Kennedy an...

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Military/War
The Genocide in Darfur
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01:25:21
Crime +1

This documentary is concerned with the civil war in Darfur, Sudan. The reason for the conflict was the oppression of the non-Arabs conducted by the government of Sudan. The oppos...

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Political
The Indonesian Death Squad
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02:39:42
Crime +1

This is a documentary film about the Indonesian killings of 1965/66. It is directed by Joshua Oppenheimer and Christine Cynn in collaboration with an anonymous Indonesian. The re...

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Crime
The Business of Counterfeiting
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01:35:17

To counterfeit means to imitate something. Counterfeit products are fake replicas of the real product. Counterfeit products are often produced with the intent to take advantage o...

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Justice
Police Brutality
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01:20:57
Crime +1

In this documentary you will have a chance to see the raw, uncut video footage of what happens when the representatives of the law cross the line and abuse their position.The aut...

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Crime
Charles Bronson: The Most Violent Man In England
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45:58

Charles Salvador, also known as, Charles Bronson (real name Michael Gordon Peterson) is born on December 6, 1952 in Luton, Bedfordshire. He is an English criminal who is often re...

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Crime
The Brand: The Aryan Brotherhood Story
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43:53

The Aryan Brotherhood, also known as the ‘Brand’, or the ‘AB’, is a white supremacist prison gang and organized crime syndicate in the United States with about 10,000 membe...

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Crime
Hells Angels: Outlaw Bikers
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43:33

Hells Angels Motorcycle Club or simply HAMC is one of the biggest clubs worldwide and they prefer to ride the Harley-Davidson motorcycles. This club was formed in 1948 by the Bisho...

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Crime
Historical paintings stolen all over the world
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58:56
Art +1

Painting is the practice of applying paint, pigment, color or a similar medium to a surface. In art, the term painting describes both the act and the result of the action.Paintin...

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Music
Copyright and Culture
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58:36
Crime +1

This documentary is looking into the current state of copyright and culture. Learn about copyright and culture in the context of Internet, peer-to-peer file sharing and other tec...

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Sports
Bare Knuckle Boxing in Great Britain
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27:22
Crime +1

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 t...

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Crime
Capturing the Friedmans
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01:48:02

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 h...

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Social
Ecstasy Rising
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43:28
Crime +3

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 t...

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Crime
Declassified - Ayatollah Khomeini
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45:12

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 band...

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Crime
Natascha: The Girl In The Cellar
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45:14

This remarkable meeting uncovers the trial of Natascha Kampusch, secured up a storm cellar for a long time by Wolfgang Priklopil. Regardless of its history has been pushed margin...

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Crime
The Camorra: Italy’s Bloodiest Mafia
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58:42

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 ot...

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Crime
Hunting Pablo Escobar
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47:19

In 1989, Forbes magazine estimated Escobar to be the seventh richest man in the world with a personal fortune of about $ 25 billion, while the Medellin cartel controlled 80% of glo...

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Crime
Gypsy Child Thieves
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58:56

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...

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Social
Anatomy of a Prison Murder – Gladiator Days
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56:05
Crime +1

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 vi...

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Social
An Alfred Hitchcock documentary on the Nazi Holocaust
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02:18:27
Crime +5

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...

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Social
The Kids Punch Back
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03:33
Crime +2

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 ...

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Science
The Big Bang
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10:34
Crime +1

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 r...

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