21 episodes

Real Crime investigative journalist Adam Shand speaks to Australian detectives about the iconic, true crime cases they have worked on, giving a step-by-step insider’s account of how the crimes were solved and the impact that these investigations had on the officers involved. 

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Real Crime investigative journalist Adam Shand speaks to Australian detectives about the iconic, true crime cases they have worked on, giving a step-by-step insider’s account of how the crimes were solved and the impact that these investigations had on the officers involved. 

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    Introducing: The Children in the Pictures

    Introducing: The Children in the Pictures

    The story you weren’t allowed to hear is finally out in the open. It’s a silent epidemic— and it’s coming for our kids.

    Australian documentary-maker Akhim Dev follows the Queensland Police investigation of a notorious child exploitation website. ‘The Love Zone’ hosts thousands of members around the world creating, uploading, and sharing videos and photographic material of unimaginable acts against children.

    This dark web network is infiltrated by an elite team of Australian investigators— Taskforce Argos. Argos use their global connections and controversial undercover strategies to take down hands-on abusers in order to save The Children in the Pictures. 

    This 8 part series is a powerful examination into how child abuse has become endemic online, and what we can all do to fight it.

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    Warning: what you're about to hear involves crimes against children. Listener discretion is advised.
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    • 3 min
    Investigating the Fairy Meadow cold case

    Investigating the Fairy Meadow cold case

    3 year old Cheryl Grimmer disappeared without a trace from Fairy Meadow beach in 1970. This story has rocked Australia to its core and is covered by BBC's Fairy Meadow Podcast. In this special episode of Australian Detectives, Real Crime investigator Adam Shand speaks with Frank Sanvitale and Damian Loone, the two investigators who dedicated themselves to working the Grimmer case. They found a confession in 2016, but the suspect known as 'Mercury' walked free because the confession was deemed inadmissible. They talk about the lingering affects of watching someone you truly believe is guilty slip through the cracks because of loopholes and poor police processes. 

    If you would like to keep up to date on more information on this case, Cheryl’s family have created the following Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/justiceforcherylgrimmer?mibextid=LQQJ4d

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    • 57 min
    The rise and fall of the Brothers 4 Life

    The rise and fall of the Brothers 4 Life

    Is Sydney at war? It seems like crooks are dropping like flies at the moment but former Detective Superintendent Deb Wallace says "The more sophisticated the gang the less violence you'll see - they know it's bad for business". Real Crime Investigative Journalist Adam Shand chats with Deb about Bassam Hamzy, the rise of the Brothers 4 Life gang and how they tore themselves apart.

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    • 39 min
    Police informers and corruption

    Police informers and corruption

    How do police investigators get inside information into the underworld? And then what stops those cops from taking a little extra on the side during busts? Detective Senior Sergeant Peter Kos has fought police corruption and then paid the price. Real Crime investigator Adam Shand sits down with Peter to chat through keeping our sources of information secret, and how Peter was tasked with investigating Adam, himself.

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    • 38 min
    The Hoddle St massacre

    The Hoddle St massacre

    Years on from the atrocities that happened on August 9, 1987, which killed 7 people and injured 19 more Real Crime Investigator Adam Shand sits down with retired Detective Senior Constable Graham Kent to chat about the wanna-be soldier Julian Knight and what it was like for Graham to assess someone like this, as they were taken through a step by step account from Knight himself of the massacre.

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    • 42 min
    The inner workings of bikie gangs

    The inner workings of bikie gangs

    In her 36 years on the force, Detective Superintendent Deborah Wallace has taken on bikie, Middle Eastern and Asian gangs, earning herself the nickname 'Gang Buster'. Real Crime Investigative Journalist Adam Shand speaks with Deb about the inner workings of bikie gangs, and how police strategised to keep control and peace of its members.

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    • 34 min

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