crime

‘American Murder: The Family Next Door’ Turns the Killing of Shanann Watts Into a Queasy Found-Footage Documentary

The Netflix film draws from text messages, Facebook posts and other media to tell the story of Watts and her daughters’ murder. Rather than providing insight, though, it becomes an uncomfortable exercise in rubbernecking.

A Con Man Preyed on Single Women Looking for Love. Then Two Documentary Filmmakers Decided to Bring Him Down.

The Showtime series ‘Love Fraud’ profiles the strange story of Richard Scott Smith, who systematically married and then bankrupted middle-aged women. Directors Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady discuss their quest to find Smith and how his crimes hit harder in our #MeToo age.

Drug-Smuggling Cats, Grand Theft Monkeys and Cop Dogs: When Pets Are Criminal Masterminds

Few would think a heroin-porting cat could be so smart. That would be their mistake.

Angels Battle Pagans as the Outlaw Biker War Hits the Bronx

Two rival gangs in New York City are locked in a game of escalating vengeance and bloodshed. Can the pandemic — or the law — slow them down?