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Retrying Leopold and Loeb

A Neuropsychological Perspective

Authors: Shapiro, David L., GOLDEN, CHARLES, Ferguson, Sara

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  • Authors are legal and neuropsychological professionals
  • Provides insights into violent behavior
  • Offers conceptual framework for dealing with “inexplicable” crimes
  • Analyzes a famous crime from scientific viewpoint
  • Illuminates the role of the expert witness
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This book retrospectively analyzes the notorious 1924 case of Leopold and Loeb, in which two college students murder a young boy just to prove they could do it. In the almost hundred years since that trial, the field of neuroscience along with neuropsychology have expanded tremendously, and there are now much more sophisticated tools that could be used to evaluate the perpetrators of this crime.  Although deemed mentally ill at the time, there was not much scientific evidence that could be brought to bear on the defendants’ and their behavior.  Now a legal psychologist and a neuropsychologist team up to tackle the case from a modern viewpoint. Using contemporary knowledge of the brain and behavior they map out the way the case might be handled today.  Not just of historical interest, this volume serves as a case study for students and professionals alike, and a review of procedures used in such difficult cases.

About the authors

David L Shapiro Ph.D. is a Professor of Psychology at Nova  Southeastern University where he teaches courses in  Ethics, Projective Techniques, Forensic Assessment and Criminal Law.  He has published extensively in the field of forensic Psychology.  He is a Diplomate in Forensic Psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology.

Charles Golden Ph.D. is a Professor of Psychology at Nova Southeastern University, where he is chair of the concentration in neuropsychology. He has a long list of publications in the field of neuropsychology and is a Diplomate in Clinical Neuropsychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Retrying Leopold and Loeb
Book Subtitle
A Neuropsychological Perspective
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Behavioral Criminology
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-74600-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-74600-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-74599-2
Series ISSN
2194-1866
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 58
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