These intrepid few investigated the crimes, shaped the cases and made a splash in the public consciousness.  In some cases, they successfully nailed some of the biggest perps in the past century; in others, not so much.  Whatever the outcome of their most famous cases, they possessed persistance, guts and style, as well as a flair for staying in the public eye and became as famous as the criminals they were chasing.

The Crimefighters: America's Most Famous Justice Seekers Of The Past Century

Source: Criminal Justice Degree Hub