True Crime: Crooks, Gangs and Politicians
Program No. 20587RJ
5 days
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5 days
4 nights
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At a Glance

Join others who share your fascination for real-life crimes and explore what it is that draws so many of us to the news when major crimes occur. With investigators, authors and crime-science professionals, study the science of deception and delve into true crimes that created sensational history. Review criminal cases from both serious and lighter perspectives and pay visits to the scenes of actual crimes for a little detective work of your own.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Meet and share discussions with authors of books based on actual crimes, including historian Taylor Pensoneau, author of “Brothers Notorious” about a legendary family of gangsters. Reenact their Kincaid bank hold-up at the original scene and visit the courthouse where their trial took place.
  • Learn little-known facts about real-life cases, including the attempt to steal Abraham Lincoln's body from its tomb and a 1958 unsolved murder in Springfield.
  • Laugh and cry at some infamous politicians (yes, from Illinois) who have abused their authority.
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