Compulsion Author:Meyer Levin A CRIME FAR WORSE THAN MURDER — Artie Straus and Judd Steiner were two near-genius college students from socially prominent families. One day they kidnapped and killed a small boy... for fun. They mutilated the body to conceal its identity and its sex. They tried to collect a ransom. And they were caught. — This is the story of a monstrous crime..... more ». the terrible sexual obsession that led to it... and the sensational trial that followed. The story probes the lives of the young murderers: Artie, the leader -- ruthless, driven by hate. Judd, the follower -- unsure of his identity, unconvinced of his manhood.
Meyer Levin wrote this book based on the Leopold and Loeb case. He had attended college with them at the University of Chicago before they committed the murder of Bobby Franks.« less