Nov 20, 2014 | 4:10The Fifth Estate Why some police reject The Reid Technique Video
The Fifth Estate Why some police reject The Reid Technique Nov 20, 2014 | 4:10The Reid Technique may be the most widely used police interviewing method, but it’s not the only one. The PEACE method was created in 1992 in England as a more scientific and ethical approach to interviewing after several high-profile wrongful convictions. It is now used in Norway and New Zealand. In Canada, the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary adopted the PEACE technique in 2009 when the Lamer inquiry cited interviewing techniques as contributing to three wrongful convictions in three homicides.
Nov 18, 2014 | 30:44The Fifth Estate Hitman Video
The Fifth Estate Hitman Nov 18, 2014 | 30:44In 1982, the fifth estate’s Hana Gartner sat down with one of Montreal’s most notorious hitmen Donald Lavoie , to discuss how he got away with murder - and how he became a police informer.
Nov 10, 2014 | 18:00The Fifth Estate Mail Order Bride Video
The Fifth Estate Mail Order Bride Nov 10, 2014 | 18:00In this 1984 report Bob McKeown reports on a growing number of Canadian men who are choosing their marriage partner from a catalogue. The piece focuses on the story of Korean Yune Heue and Calgarian Ken Penny. Penny first saw Yune Heue in a catalogue entitled 'Lotus Blossoms,' one of many introduction magazines that matched Asian women with North American men. Heue travels to Calgary to meet her future husband. McKeown interviews proprietors of several introduction agencies to learn what motivates both potential brides and North American men to use mail order bride services.
Nov 7, 2014 | 1:26:59The Fifth Estate Just Another Missing Kid Video
The Fifth Estate Just Another Missing Kid Nov 7, 2014 | 1:26:59On July 10, 1978, 19 year-old Eric Wilson left his Ottawa home and set out alone in his van for Boulder, Colorado where he was to attend a summer course. Four days later, he called from Nebraska and told his brother he'd had trouble with the van, and promised to call the next day at five o'clock. That was the last the Wilsons ever heard from him. Just Another Missing Kid chronicles the Wilsons' search for answers and how a private detective they hired pieced together the details of Eric's disappearance, leading to the eventual arrest and conviction of two men for his murder. Just Another Kid has won many awards including the 1983 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. Hosted by Ian Parker and produced by acclaimed documentary filmmaker John Zaritsky.
Nov 5, 2014 | 2:49The Fifth Estate Jon Riley missing for one year but not in missing person website Video
The Fifth Estate Jon Riley missing for one year but not in missing person website Nov 5, 2014 | 2:49“Mom gone to Toronto for a couple of days. Got my GST.” That was the last note Jon Riley wrote to anyone before disappearing more than a year ago.
When Riley didn’t return after a couple of days, his mother was not alarmed, assuming he had decided to stay in Toronto. It was his younger sister Judi who realized something was wrong when she didn’t get her regular emails from her brother.
Nov 4, 2014 | 8:03The Fifth Estate Was Candace Shpeley, missing since 2007, murdered? Video
The Fifth Estate Was Candace Shpeley, missing since 2007, murdered? Nov 4, 2014 | 8:03It was only after his 24-year-old daughter Candace went missing in 2007 that Barry Shpeley realized how few recent photos he had of her. He was focused instead on his grandchildren, but now tells anyone who will listen to take as many photos of their adult children as possible.
Oct 31, 2014 | 2:37The Fifth Estate The difference between a working and faulty GM ignition switch Video
The Fifth Estate The difference between a working and faulty GM ignition switch Oct 31, 2014 | 2:37Mark Hood, an engineer specializing in failure analysis demonstrates the difference in torque between GM's faulty ignition switch and a fixed version of that ignition switch. The faulty switch had a torque below the original specifications set by GM, causing the ignition to inadvertently move from the "Run" position, to the "Accessory" position.