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History of Murder

Study Sensational Murders using Online Video

These online educational video titles chronicle the most sensational murders of the last century including the Leopold and Leob case (1924), the killings in Waco, Texas, by the Branch Davidian cult (1993), and the bloody careers of serial killers like Jeffrey Dahmer, John Wayne Gacy, David Berkowitz, Charles Manson and Ted Bundy.

In this title you'll investigate many shocking murder cases and explore the darkest corners of human psychology as you learn what motivates people to kill.

Learning Objectives:

  • Follow the crimes, investigations, trials, and punishments of infamous twentieth-century murderers, including David Berkowitz, Ted Bundy, Mark David Chapman, Jeffrey Dahmer, Albert DeSalvo, Charles Manson, Richard Speck, Charles Starkweather and Charles Whitman.
  • Survey the biographical backgrounds of murderers; their heinous, predatory methods; and the twisted motivations behind their tragic, unconscionable acts.
  • Gain insight into criminal justice, criminology and the darkest side of the human psyche through cases ranging from murders motivated by jealousy to serial and mass killings.
  • Learn about the murder cases of the last century through the eyes of award-winning true-crime writer Jay Robert Nash, who compiled and presents this encyclopedia.
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