Retrying Leopold and Loeb

A Neuropsychological Perspective

  • David L. Shapiro
  • Charles Golden
  • Sara Ferguson

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Psychology book series (BRIEFSPSYCHOL)

Also part of the SpringerBriefs in Behavioral Criminology book sub series (BRIEFSBC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. David L. Shapiro, Charles Golden, Sara Ferguson
    Pages 1-12
  3. David L. Shapiro, Charles Golden, Sara Ferguson
    Pages 13-27
  4. David L. Shapiro, Charles Golden, Sara Ferguson
    Pages 29-35
  5. David L. Shapiro, Charles Golden, Sara Ferguson
    Pages 37-38
  6. David L. Shapiro, Charles Golden, Sara Ferguson
    Pages 39-51
  7. David L. Shapiro, Charles Golden, Sara Ferguson
    Pages 53-55
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 57-58

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

thrill killing psychopathology brain dysfunction neuropsychological assessment insanity defense Leopold

Authors and affiliations

  • David L. Shapiro
    • 1
  • Charles Golden
    • 2
  • Sara Ferguson
    • 3
  1. 1.College of Psychology, Nova Southeastern University Center for Psychological StudiesFort LauderdaleUSA
  2. 2.Nova Southeastern UniversityFort LauderdaleUSA
  3. 3.Nova Southeastern UniversityFort LauderdaleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-74600-5
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science and Psychology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-74599-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-74600-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-8363
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-8371
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