The United States is harder on crime than almost any other Western nation, yet it has an unending fascination with serial killers, mob bosses, and high-profile white-collar criminals. The story of Al Capone, for example, has reached an almost mythological level, one that rivals the Kennedy family in the public consciousness. The names “Zodiac” and “Son of Sam” are still recognizable even though the killers were active more than 30 years ago. The federal prison at Alcatraz has been the focus of this near-obsession as well. About a decade ago,... More >>>