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->'''Robert Graysmith''': Somebody should write a book.\\
'''Paul Avery''': Somebody should write a fuckin' book, that's for sure. About what?\\
'''Graysmith''': About Zodiac. I've been thinking, if you put all the information together, maybe you could jog something loose.
-->--''Film/{{Zodiac}}''

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* ''WebVideo/BuzzfeedUnsolved'' has a series dedicated to crimes both well known and obscure.


* ''Aktenzeichen XY ... ungelöst'' (''File Number XY... unsolved'') is a German show aired on ZDF that mixes both flavours, but also [[TropeMaker practically started]] the whole ''TrueCrime'' genre to begin with. [[IncrediblyLamePun Has been on the run]] since 1967, and has a current case resolution rating of around 40%. Through a mixture of photofits, mugshots, re-enactments, dramatizations, and the presentation of evidence, the anchorman tells the public to call the local police dealing with each case. Occasionally also presents cases from a few years back. Regularly awards members of the public and law enforcement with the ''XY-Award'' to honour exemplary cases of courage.

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* ''Aktenzeichen XY ... ungelöst'' (''File Number XY... unsolved'') is a German show aired on ZDF that mixes both flavours, but also [[TropeMaker practically started]] the whole ''TrueCrime'' TrueCrime genre to begin with. [[IncrediblyLamePun Has been on the run]] since 1967, and has a current case resolution rating of around 40%. Through a mixture of photofits, mugshots, re-enactments, dramatizations, and the presentation of evidence, the anchorman tells the public to call the local police dealing with each case. Occasionally also presents cases from a few years back. Regularly awards members of the public and law enforcement with the ''XY-Award'' to honour exemplary cases of courage.

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* ''Podcast/RedHanded''

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* ''Podcast/SickSadWorld'', which also covers some supernatural horror as well


'''Type 1: Calls for Aid''': The show is organized to see if the public can provide any clues or information the police don't already have to find a criminal who perpetrated an unsolved crime. For example ''Aktenzeichen XY ... ungelöst'', ''Series/CrimewatchUK'', and ''Series/AmericasMostWanted''.

'''Type 2: Retrospective''': Solved crimes or cold cases from many years ago are profiled. This overlaps with a documentary. For example ''Series/TheFirst48'', ''ForensicDetectives''.

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'''Type 1: Calls * '''Calls for Aid''': The show is organized to see if the public can provide any clues or information the police don't already have to find a criminal who perpetrated an unsolved crime. For example ''Aktenzeichen XY ... ungelöst'', ''Series/CrimewatchUK'', and ''Series/AmericasMostWanted''.

'''Type 2: Retrospective''':
''Series/AmericasMostWanted''.
* '''Retrospective''':
Solved crimes or cold cases from many years ago are profiled. This overlaps with a documentary. For example ''Series/TheFirst48'', ''ForensicDetectives''.



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* ''Series/McMillions''


* ''Series/DelhiCrime''



* ''Series/ManhuntUnabomber''

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* ''Series/ManhuntUnabomber''''{{Series/Manhunt}}''
** ''Series/ManhuntUnabomber''
** ''Series/ManhuntDeadlyGames''
* ''{{Series/Mindhunter}}''


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* ''{{Series/Unbelievable}}''

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* ''Series/TigerKing'' explores an especially sordid saga from the bizarre world of exotic animal collecting.

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* ''Podcast/{{Disgraceland}}'' centers around the messy criminal acts of famous musicians.

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!!Parodies:
* ''Series/AmericanVandal'' is a mockumentary of true crime docs.
* ''Podcast/DoneDisappeared'' parodies disappearance true crime podcasts.
* ''Podcast/AVeryFatalMurder'' parodies murder mystery podcasts.
* "[[WebVideo/EveryBlankEver EVERY PODCAST EVER]]" includes parodies of true crime podcasts.
* ''Series/{{Portlandia}}'' has an [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsufMtUOXtI episode]] where the police lieutenant invites podcasters to cover the case.
* ''The Break with Michelle Wolf'' has a segment titled "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJ0W92w5WCU The Husband Did It]]" parodying ''The Staircase''.


* ''Podcast/{{Swinded}}'' is devoted to white-collar crimes and corruption.

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* ''Podcast/{{Swinded}}'' ''Podcast/{{Swindled}}'' is devoted to white-collar crimes and corruption.

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* ''Podcast/{{Swinded}}'' is devoted to white-collar crimes and corruption.

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* ''Series/TheAct''

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