Great Crimes of the Century (1986)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Law & Crime  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |  
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Criminal justice students and others interested in law enforcement may find this video intriguing. It traces the lives and frequently short "careers" of a number of well-known 20th century criminals. Find out how Loeb and Leopold went about killing, mainly to see if they could get away with it. Also features the life of Charles Manson whose charisma allowed him to direct and help others commit a number of gruesome murders. Also provides more insight into the Boston Strangler, who terrified and murdered so many women. Viewers can also analyze D.B. Cooper's jump out of an airplane while holding a vast amount of stolen money. Did he survive the fall? These and other crimes are discussed by experts who try to shed a bit of light on the rather twisted minds of those who feel compelled to grossly disregard all societal norms.

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charisma, justice, strangler, criminal, murder, notoriety