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Greenlit: User Generated Crime, BBC3

User Generated Crime w/t (4 x 60′) – Many of the crimes committed by teenagers in the United Kingdom are captured in self-shot footage from bystanders, victims, and often the offenders themselves, whilst others are caught on the four million CCTV cameras nationwide. This  new documentary series explores the human stories behind these shocking real-life scenes of violence, theft and mayhem.

In a bold stock-take of the criminal behaviour of Generation Y, this innovative new series uses the self-shot footage of perpetrators and bystanders alongside exclusive CCTV surveillance footage to piece together how the featured crimes took place.

The series also draws on frank interviews with those captured on film to uncover what was really going on in these scenes of violence. It explores the wider questions of why young people are driven to commit criminal acts, what the lines are between rowdy teen behaviour and criminality, and just what the long-term effects of crime are – on the victim, their loved ones and the perpetrators.

Channel: BBC3

Producer: Minnow Films

TX: 2012

Source: BBC press office


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