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How to Kill a Human Being

How to Kill a Human Being

Former Conservative MP Michael Portillo pushes his body to the brink of death in an investigation into the science of execution. As the American Supreme Court examines whether the lethal injection is causing prisoners to die in unnecessary pain, Michael sets out to...

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Charles Manson Then and Now

Charles Manson Then and Now

Charles Manson, (aka Charles Milles Maddox), the self-proclaimed Messiah who presided over a commune-style group known as the Manson Family was convicted in 1971 in California in a trial covering a total of 27 count indictments against he and members of the family for...

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Jack the Ripper

Jack the Ripper

Jack the Ripper is a pseudonym given to an unidentified serial killer active in the largely impoverished districts in and around Whitechapel, London, in late 1888. The name originated in a letter by someone claiming to be the murderer that was disseminated in the...

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Lucky Luciano

Lucky Luciano

He wrote his name in blood on the sidewalks of New York and made himself the Boss of all Bosses. Arriving in America at the age of nine and embarking upon a life of crime at age 14, Charles Lucky Luciano rose through the ranks of the New York Mafia like a pistol shot....

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Bastards of the Party

Bastards of the Party

Raised in the Athens Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, Cle Bone Sloan was four years old when his father died, and 12 when he became a member of the Bloods. Now an inactive member of the notorious gang, Sloan looks back at the history of black gangs in his city and...

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MS13: World's most Dangerous Gang

MS13: World's most Dangerous Gang

The MS13 gang, aka Mara Salvatrucha 13, is one of the most violently dangerous gangs in the United States - and one of the most organized. The MS13 gang has cliques, or factions, located throughout the United States and is unique in that it retains is ties to its El...

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Ross Kemp on Gangs

Ross Kemp on Gangs

Highest murder rate in the world for a country not officially at war. Ross visits Kingston, the most violent area in all of Jamaica, and speaks to gang members there. A study carried out by A. Harriott shows that the homicide rate in Jamaica is four times higher than...

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Twist of Faith

Twist of Faith

There's no easy way to address a highly charged subject like the sexual abuse of young boys by Catholic priests, but with Twist of Faith, director Kirby Dick has taken a straightforward approach, using neither fanfare nor frills to create an unflinching but highly...

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Mob Stories: The Big Guy (Frank Cotroni)

Mob Stories: The Big Guy (Frank Cotroni)

Mobster Frank Santos Cotroni was known in mob circles as Le Gros, French for the Big Guy, and Il Cice, Italian for the tender, life-giving core at the center of a hard nut. The youngest of six Cotroni children, the Montreal-born mobster was certainly a hard nut. He...

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How to Commit the Perfect Murder

How to Commit the Perfect Murder

Modern forensic science should make it impossible to commit murder and get away with it. But how easy would it be to outfox the detectives? With the help of top forensic scientists, and real-life murder investigations, we explore whether it's possible to commit a...

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The Murder of Fred Hampton

The Murder of Fred Hampton

The Murder of Fred Hampton began as a film portrait of Hampton and the Illinois Black Panther Party, but half way through the shoot, Hampton was murdered by Chicago policeman. In an infamous moment in Chicago history and politics, over a dozen policeman burst into...

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