Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

BUSINESS DAILY

Facebook to pay taxes where it earns advertising revenue

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Arnie sets green example in Paris

Read more

THE DEBATE

One Planet Summit: The switch to renewable energy - who's going to pay?

Read more

FOCUS

Spain's Tagus river is drying up

Read more

ENCORE!

Paris, the capital of street art?

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

What is green finance?

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Is This Bear a Victim of Climate Change? Maybe, But Maybe Not

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

One Planet Summit: Hop on that green bike, Emmanuel!

Read more

YOU ARE HERE

France's Cathar region: Relics of the Middle Ages in the Pyrenees

Read more

FOCUS

Our Focus programme brings you exclusive reports from around the world. From Monday to Friday at 7.45 am Paris time.

Latest update : 2017-06-06

Meet 'Mr Big', a key to solving cold cases

It’s a technique invented in Canada and which is becoming more and more common as police seek to solve so-called cold cases. Known as the “Mr Big” method, police set up a fake criminal ring and include the suspect in it, and little by little, the suspect often confesses to committing the crime.

While police say the method is efficient, human rights organisations argue otherwise: In some cases individuals have been released after spending years in prison because judges have later deemed their confessions inadmissible. Pierre Millet and Spencer McNaughton investigate for France 24.

A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and Jessica Sestilli.

By Pierre Millet

Archives

2017-12-12 Europe

Spain's Tagus river is drying up

As world leaders discuss climate change in Paris, we bring you a report from Spain, which has been in the grip of drought since 2014. One of the consequences is the plight of the...

Read more

2017-12-11 Americas

USA: Voters speak out ahead of high-stakes Alabama Senate race

On Tuesday December 12, an election for a US Senate seat will take place in the state of Alabama. Despite credible claims of sexual misconduct from at least a dozen accusers, the...

Read more

2017-12-08 Senegal

Marine pollution around Dakar reaches critical levels

In Senegal, despite the country's hundreds of kilometers of coastline, a recent report on marine pollution is likely to put you off going for a swim. The ocean around the Dakar...

Read more

2017-12-07 Tunisia

Franco-Tunisian leads efforts to combat desertification

Like many other countries, Tunisia is faced with increasing desertification. Yet public awareness remains limited. Sarah Toumi is a young Franco-Tunisian who's been on Emmanuel...

Read more

2017-12-06 sex abuse

Miami's camp for convicted sex offenders

In Miami, a local law prohibits convicted sex offenders of living within 800 metres of anywhere where children congregate, such as schools, libraries and parks. As construction...

Read more