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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Leigh Buchanan Bienen  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;


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Illinois Connection

Leigh Bienen has lived and worked in Chicago for many years.

Biographical and Professional Information

Leigh B. Bienen is a senior lecturer at Northwestern University School of Law and a criminal defense attorney whose areas of expertise include capital punishment, sex crimes, and rape reform legislation. She is also a writer and author of fiction and creative nonfiction.

Published Works

  • Crimes Of The Century: From Leopold and Loeb to O.J. Simpson (With Gilbert Geis), Northwestern University Press, 1998
  • The Left Handed Marriage, Ontario Review Press, 2001
  • Murder and Its Consequences: Essays on Capital Punishment in America , Northwestern University Press, 2010

Selected Titles At Your Library

Crimes of the century :
ISBN: 1555534279. OCLC Number:

Northeastern University Press,. Boston :. ©1998.

"Five dramatic trials of the twentieth century that dazzled the media and captivated the American public are the subject of this provocative book." "Each case study details the crime, the police investigation, and the court proceedings, profiles the major players, and examines the outcome and aftermath of the trial. The authors untangle the perplexities surrounding the cases and illuminate the many mysteries that remain unsolved today." "Taken together, these well-publicized, highly controversial crimes of the century and the public battleground on which they sought resolution disclose the tensions, inadequacies, and underlying elements of criminal justice adjudication."--Jacket.

The left-handed marriage /
ISBN: 086538102X. OCLC Number:

Ontario Review Press ;. Princeton, NJ :. ©2001.

Murder and its consequences :
ISBN: 0810126974. OCLC Number:

Northwestern University Press,. Evanston, Ill. :. 2010.

Speaking Engagements

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