“We Start By Believing the Victim” – British Police Tackle Horrific Crime With New Specialist Unit

August 17, 2017 —
In July 2012, the Greater Manchester Police, in England, set out to take on rape crimes in a way that has never been attempted before: mass train a group of officers and create a task force of specialist rape investigators.

Between 2012 and 2015, rape cases reported to the Manchester Police grew 124%. The crime is insistent and horrific, and investigators are working to tackle it while also remaining an open and comforting resource for victims. This balance takes work, and Manchester Police believe they have what it takes: sixty impassioned detectives.

Over the course of two years, cameras follow this team setting out to investigate one of the most prevalent and horrendous crimes affecting modern society – and one with the lowest conviction rates.

The Detectives: Season 1 is available to stream on Amazon Prime.

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