Modern Criminals

Today’s justice system continues to take on the crime syndicates, mafia bosses and bank robbers of yore, but also has to adapt to new breeds of criminal, whether white-collar, fringe libertarian or cyberpath.

  • 2014
  • 13-14
  • 5 Titles

Included in this collection

The Fifth Estate Death of the Don

With hidden cameras, wiretaps and undercover footage broadcast here for the first time, The Fifth Estate goes deep inside the Canadian mafia. It's a story of money and the mob that traces the Rizzutos ruthless rise from their beginnings in New York City to murder and mayhem on the streets of Montreal. As the Rizzuto family's control over organized crime dissolves in blood ...
  • 2011
  • 00:40:12
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Finding the Freemen

A declining economy can be fertile ground for fringe movements. Perhaps as many as 30,000 people worldwide are part of the expanding group called Freeman-on-the-Land. Primarily, they believe that governments do not have jurisdiction over them. They sometimes refuse to pay taxes, carry driver's licenses, repay debts or otherwise accept restrictions on their legal "person". Here at home, the movement has ...
  • 2012
  • 00:20:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Fifth Estate Getting Off Easy: White-Collar Criminals

Even after stealing millions from innocent victims or bilking charities, first-time non-violent offenders are eligible for parole after serving as little as one-sixth of their sentence. Free to go with what some see as a slap on the wrist, some crooks and cons are released and at risk to re-offend without being required to pay restitution to their victims. As ...
  • 2011
  • 00:40:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Fifth Estate Justice for Nadia: Victim of a Cyberpath

It's the fall of 2007 and Nadia Kajouji has no way of knowing she is about to fall into the clutches of an online predator when she turns to the web for help. She is just eighteen years old, pretty, self-confident; a talented and ambitious student. Her sights set on a career in law and politics, she's in her first ...
  • 2011
  • 00:40:21
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Fifth Estate My Friend the Bank Robber

For decades, Stephen Reid has captured the imagination of Canadians. An outlaw bandit who robbed banks with stopwatch precision, a fast-talking charmer, and master of disguises who twice escaped prison, a reformed convict and accomplished best-selling author, and a loving father and husband. It seemed Stephen Reid's story might have a Hollywood ending. But real life isn't so kind. The ...
  • 2011
  • 00:41:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013