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Louis Theroux visits three American cities and examines a uniquely devastating human crisis in each.

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Louis spends time with the Milwaukee Police Department as they patrol District 5.
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Louis Theroux embeds himself in a community devastated by heroin abuse.

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Hundreds of homicide cases in any given year can shake even the staunchest cities and police departments to the core. The statistics, however, don't paint the real stories and the effect that lingers -- through the pain endured by victims' loved ones, the community impact, and the memories that detectives will never forget. "Homicide City" explores unforgettable murder cases from major American cities, investigations that had law enforcement banding together across metropolitan landscapes in a sequence of manhunts. Each story is told by veteran homicide detectives, local reporters, and the victims' families.
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British journalist Piers Morgan travels to the U.S. to meet some of America's most notorious female killers. Hoping to discover what drives these women to commit unspeakable acts, Morgan delves into the details, meeting with family and friends from both sides of each case to find out how lives have been impacted and to gain an insight into whether or not justice has been served. He also talks with law enforcement, defense attorneys and prosecutors, often returning to the very scene of the murders. However, it's one particular chilling encounter that carries each story, as Morgan conducts a compelling interview with the killer inside the maximum security prison she calls home.
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"Murdered by Morning" showcases stories where individuals are unaware that the night in question will be their last. From a girls-night-out gone bad to an overnight shift at a local toy store that takes an unexpected turn, the series recounts how an average night can quickly turn into a nightmare. By examining each case step-by-step, the series combs through numerous suspects until the killer is eventually caught.
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The series follows Paul Holes as he dives into unsolved homicides by analyzing the physical and emotional "DNA" left behind during the violent interaction. With unprecedented access to crime scene photographs, case files and evidence, Holes investigates each crime utilizing his unique forensic and behavioral skillset. He lends his expertise in the latest technological advancements from familial and genetic genealogy to latent fingerprint and DNA phenotyping.
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From the outside, families seem like harmonious units in loving homes. But you don't necessarily know what secrets families are hiding from the outside world. This series, narrated by actress Brenda Strong, explores families hiding the most extreme of family secrets: murder. Each episode explores a death in a family, unraveling the motives of the family members, all of whom are potential suspects -- and potential victims. Sibling rivalries, disputes over family businesses and infidelity are some of the factors that lead to the families' ultimate betrayals.
Some of the world's most notorious murders are the subject of "It Takes a Killer," which investigates the crimes from the perspective of the killers, trying to get inside their minds and determine their motives. Leading homicide investigators and experts from such agencies as the FBI and Scotland Yard take a look at the evidence pulled from crime scenes and profile the killer's behavior to try to piece together the details of each murder, explaining when, why and how each criminal committed the crime. For the wannabe detectives watching the show, the experts also reveal how the crime was solved -- which often requires authorities to think like a killer.
Most true-crime shows let viewers know the identity of the victim right away, before working their way into revealing the identity of the perpetrator. That's not how things work on "Killision Course," which conceals all of the participants' roles until the episode's final act. While working toward the conclusion, each hourlong episode re-creates a murder case involving a victim, accomplice and killer. Stories often involve friends or lovers who commit crimes against people who once trusted them. It's all part of the road leading up to the big reveal, which is when viewers learn what role each party played in the fatal act.
No one would suspect that the perfectly manicured lawns with trimmed hedges and fences lined up like toy soldiers would harbor such a secret, but sometimes things are not always what they seem. "Buried in the Backyard" examines true-crime stories about unfortunate victims found buried in the most unlikely of places -- the backyard. When the remains are unearthed, its the very beginning of an investigation, police piece together the person's identity and determine the cause of death before seeking the person responsible. Thrilling and captivating re-creations paired with firsthand knowledge from those closest to the victims can be seen as investigators track down the "why" and "how" and give viewers a shocking tale.
Each episode of this true-crime reality series examines a different felon, usually a female, who has committed murder or attempted murder. The victim is usually the perpetrator's partner. The documentary-style series features interviews with friends and family members of the accused and victims, law-enforcement officials, attorneys and other people with first-hand knowledge of the cases.