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Shows like Making a Murderer: Best True Crime

These documentaries and dramatizations explore high-profile crimes in depth, digging into the motivations of the accused, and in some cases documenting miscarriages of justice.

Documentaries like 13th: Criminal Justice System Documentaries

Some of these sobering documentaries, like The Kalief Browder Story and 13th, expose the systemic racism in the US criminal justice system while others provide a glimpse of what life inside a prison is like for the inmates.

Shows Like The Killing: Slow Burn Crime Investigations

Unlike shows that solve a crime a week, these investigations unfold over the course of an entire season--this list is for fans of True Detective (season 1), The Night of, and The Bridge.

Critical Police Documentaries

The Black Lives Matter movement has shone a bright light on the systemic racism that plagues many police departments, and these documentaries explore racism, abuses of power, and corruption among law enforcement agencies.

Shows like Tiger King: True Crime Docuseries

These serial documentaries and dramatizations of true crime are among the most binge worthy shows on television.

Miscarriage of Justice Documentaries

These documentaries re-examine the trials of suspects charged with heinous crimes, question the verdicts, and in some case lead to the exoneration of the accused

Children in Prison Documentaries

Documentaries about juvenile offenders in the prison system, which highlight just how important the difference between punitive and rehabilitative justice really is.

Black Lives Matter Documentaries

Heartbreaking movies and series that document the systemic racism embedded in the criminal justice system and many police forces, and its devastating impact on Black men and women.

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