Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Leopold & Loeb


Books on the Leopold and Loeb case are not easy to find or buy. This feature story is particularly indebted to several books and the Chicago Tribune: Hal Higdon's very thorough Crime of the Century: The Leopold & Loeb Case (G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1975) is highly recommended and was used frequently in the creation of this Crime Library story. Unfortunately, it is out of print and is not easy to find in libraries. Also used as a major source for this story is Kevin Tierney's Darrow: A Biography (Thomas Y. Crowell, 1979) and Classics of the Courtroom, Volume VIII, "Clarence Darrow's Sentencing Speech in State of Illinois v. Leopold and Loeb.

Other resources used:

Levin, Meyer, Compulsion. Simon & Schuster, 1956. Fiction

Leopold, Nathan F., Jr., Life Plus 99 Years. Doubleday, 1958

McKernan, Maureen, The Amazing Crime and Trial of Leopold and Loeb. New American Library, 1957.


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