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    The Untouchables (2013)

    PBS Frontline one-hour report “The Untouchables” on one of the greatest and most shameful failings of the Obama administration: the lack of even a single arrest or prosecution of any senior Wall Street banker for the systemic fraud that precipitated the 2008 financial crisis: a crisis from which millions of people around the world […]

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    The World History of Organized Crime – Complete – 5 Episodes (2001)

    This enthralling History Channel production looks at both the origins and current state of organized crime in Sicily, Russia, Colombia, India, and China. The series of five shows is thoroughly researched and beautifully put together, clearly elucidating the complex sociological roots that gave rise to today’s cartels. Such fascinating topics as Russian prison tattoos […]

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    Tough Nuts: Australia’s Hardest Criminals (2010)

    Presented by bestselling crime author TARA MOSS, this explosive eight-part series blows the lid off Australia’s criminal underworld and reveals the real story behind what made and shaped the most notorious figures in Australian criminal history. What made them? What shaped them? This world premiere series features the real stories of the complex and […]

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    Tracking Down Serbia’s Danube River Pirates (2016)

    VICE Serbia explores how pirates, mostly through deals made with international boat crews, illegally load off oil, ores or fertilizers that they later sell on black market. Such activities are often followed with great risks and violence between rival gangs is quite common. The Danube flow through Serbia is 600 kilometers long and a […]

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    Vory V Zakone – Thieves By Law – Ganavim Ba Hok (2010)

    The mysterious Russian Mob is possibly more infamous and feared than the Italian Mafia or the Japanese Yakuza. We were first enlightened to some of the traditions of this most nefarious organization in David Cronenberg’s Eastern Promises. Now, Russian-Israeli filmmaker Alexander Gentelev offers us some intimate firsthand accounts of these “Thieves By Law,” an […]

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    Walking Heavy (2016)

    Jason Coghlan is of one of Britain’s most notorious reformed criminals who was jailed for armed robbery before finding an even more lucrative pastime: studying law and founding a legal firm in Marbella, Spain. In our documentary Walking Heavy, VICE gained intimate access to Jason’s life over two years, witnessing the rise of his […]

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    Welcome to Leith (2015)

    Very early in Welcome to Leith, one of the inhabitants of a small North Dakota town asks us to imagine an evil it didn’t even know existed before it showed up and moved across the street. That’s just what happened to the 24 isolated inhabitants of tiny Leith when Craig Cobb, an avowed white […]

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    Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger (2014)

    WHITEY: United States of America v. James J. Bulger captures the sensational trial of infamous gangster James ‘Whitey’ Bulger, using the legal proceedings as a springboard to explore allegations of corruption within the highest levels of law enforcement. Embedded for months with Federal Prosecutors, retired FBI and State Police, victims, lawyers, gangsters and journalists, […]

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    Yakuza, Organized Crime, and the Japanese Right Wing (2015)

    “Uyoku dantai” are Japanese nationalist right-wing groups of which there are over 1,000 in Japan with about 100,000 members in total. Well known for their black propaganda vans, they are often seen driving around staging protests with their loudspeakers outside the Chinese, Korean, and Russian embassies demanding ownership of the Senkaku and Kuril Islands […]