This episode presents a documentary about crime in America from pre-Revolutionary days to the present. The program shows a typical city police headquarters, squad cars, officers on the beat, crime lab, as well as how the state and federal governments use mobile forces and long-range strategy in detecting crime. Rare photos of American criminals, such as John Billington, who was the first felon in America and was hanged for murder, are shown. Archival news footage show crime figures such as Al Capone and John Dillinger.
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