Crime Archive

The Farm: Angola USA

Discover the life behind the bars of Louisiana’s maximum security jail, Angola.The prison is located on an old slave plantation. The majority of imprisoned individuals are black that are staffed by a white administration. The reports of dozens of inmates express the futility and

Vinnie ‘The Chin’ Gigante

Born in New York City in 1928, Vincent Gigante—also known by such nicknames as “the Chin” and “the Oddfather”—was an Italian-American mobster who became head of the Genovese crime family in the early 1980s (though he wasn’t officially named boss until the early ’90s).

San Quentin Unlocked

For 30 days, film crews gained unprecedented access to chronicle the inner workings of one of the most notorious prisons in the country. About 5,000 inmates are locked up in San Quentin, and over 600 of them are condemned to death by lethal injection.

The Bloodless Massacre

The Bloodless Massacre, a documentary by Al-Jazeera network that depicts what happened in Eastern and Western Ghouta on August 21, 2013 after it was shelled with chemical weapons by the Syrian regime. …As a result, more than 1300 persons died and the majority of

Gangland: Circle of Death

The gang originated in the mid to late 1970s for the Aryan Brotherhood, but was not really noticed by law enforcement until the early 1990s, by which time the California authorities had been cracking down on the Brotherhood. As opposed to other white criminal

The Cambridge Rapist

In 1974, almost every male in Cambridge was a suspected rapist. Over the course of eight months, an unknown man of average height and wearing a bizarre leather mask had been creeping into bedsits and halls of residence at night. He had sexually assaulted

The Coffee Shop Murders

In July 1997, a triple murder terrified residents in the nation’s capital. In a Georgetown coffee shop, three employees were shot to death. Investigators could find no immediate suspects and no clear motive for the attack. Evidence at the crime scene pointed in many

Herbert Mullin

Herbert Williams Mullin is a serial killer who committed 13 murders in California in the early 1970s. In custody, Mullin confessed to his crimes, and said that he had been told by voices in his head to kill people in order to prevent an

My Dad: The Serial Killer

Interesting serial killer documentary, which follows the devastation wrought in the lives of serial killer Levi Bellfield’s wife and daughters. Matt Rudge’s documentary examines the deeply personal fallout from the Levi Bellfield ‘hammer’ murders that rocked London during 2005. By focusing on his unsuspecting

Fred and Rosemary West

In October of 1972, Fred and Rosemary hired a young woman named Caroline Owens to work for them as a nanny for their children. They kept making sexual advances on her, but she declined every time. One night in December, after they both unsuccesfully

Road to Martyrdom

Road to Martyrdom traces the transformation of one young Englishman from seemingly average guy with a positive reputation to his role as one of the first Western suicide bombers. Asking what it takes to drive one to take their own life and the lives of

Reclamation

Reclamation is the title of a documentary film and art installation created by Artist William Scarbrough examining The Atlanta Child Murders. In 1979 the bodies of two young black boys were found in a rural area southwest of Atlanta, Georgia. During the following three