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Listen to our hard-hitting radio programmes and discover the murky world of crime and investigation.

This series looks as crime as seen from around the world.

It is made locally by radio producers in Australia, Canada, Ghana, Hong Kong, New Zealand, The Netherlands and the USA. It examines aspects of crime as diverse as restorative justice and Triads in the film industry.

We imagine that slavery is a thing of the past, but poverty still drives thousands of people to sell their labour, their love and even their lives.

How to stop the trade in human bodies is taxing the minds of governments and police forces around the world.

There are more than 630 million small arms in existence; one gun for every 10 people on the planet.

When those arms get into the hands of criminals or guerrillas, the consequences can be alarming.

From tracking online paedophiles to the world of drug trafficking, police forces around the world are uniting to stem the tide of crime.

This series looks at how crime fighters across the world are struggling to cope with the new demands upon them.

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