Crimes of the Century

Crimes of the Century

From Leopold & Loeb to O.J. Simpson

Book - 1998
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Baker & Taylor
Describes five dramatic trials of the twentieth century with details on the crime, the police investigation, and the court proceedings, and examines the outcome and aftermath of each trial

University Press of New England
In compelling narrative, the authors probe the sensational cases of Nathan F. Leopold, Jr., and Richard A. Loeb, the Scottsboro "boys," Bruno Richard Hauptmann, Alger Hiss, and O.J. Simpson, highlighting significant lessons about criminal behavior and the administration of criminal justice.

Each case study details the crime, the police investigation, and the court proceedings, profiles the major players, and examines the outcome and aftermath of the trial. The authors untangle the perplexities surrounding the cases and illuminate the many mysteries that remain unsolved today. These celebrated trials reveal issues of overzealous prosecution, sloppy police work, judicial bias, race, class, and ethnic struggles, and the role of wealth in securing a competent defense. They also show how the temper of the times and frenzied media coverage heightened the intensity of drama in the cases.
The story of five dramatic trials that dazzled the media and captivated the American public.

Publisher: Boston : Northeastern University Press, c1998
ISBN: 9781555533601
1555533604
Branch Call Number: 345.07 GEI
Characteristics: 230 p. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Bienen, Leigh B.

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