Crimes Of The Century by Gilbert Geis
From Leopold and Loeb to O.J. Simpson

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Five dramatic trials of the twentieth century that dazzled the media and captivated the American public are the subject of this provocative book. In compelling and riveting narrative, the authors probe the sensational cases of Richard A. Loeb and Nathan F. Leopold, Jr., the Scottsboro "boys," Bruno Richard Hauptmann, Alger Hiss, and O. J. Simpson, highlighting significant lessons about criminal behavior and the administration of criminal justice.

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Gilbert Geis is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society, at the University of California, Irvine. He is a former President of the American Society of Criminology and recipient of its Edwin H. Sutherland Award for outstanding research. He is the co-author of A Trial of Witches: A Seventeenth-Century Witchcraft Prosecution. Leigh B. Bienen is a Senior Lecturer at the Northwestern University School of Law. A former public defender, she has published numerous articles on homicide, the death penalty, juries, and sex offenses. She is the co-author of Jurors and Rape.
Published October 16, 1998 by Northeastern. 288 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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Simpson case, they argue, underscores the sloppiness with which judges give warrants to the police—a sloppiness that passes unremarked on until a high-priced legal team is able to publicize it.

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