By Elmore Leonard
Diamond Dagger for Lifetime success Award from the Crime Writers’ Association
Grand grasp Award from secret Writers of America
After one triumph and one flop, Mafia loanshark-turned-Hollywood manufacturer Chili Palmer is determined for an additional hit...of the celluloid kind. And while a equally relocated former mob affiliate takes successful of the bullet-in-the-brain style whereas they're power-lunching, Chili starts to determine all types of tale probabilities. The whacked recording corporation mogul's noon loss of life is prime Chili into the twisted global of rock stars, pop divas, and hip-hop gangstas, that's rife with drama, jealousy, and betrayal -- all of the stuff that makes giant field place of work. Tinsel city had larger take hide, simply because Chili Palmer's engaged on one other motion picture. And that's while humans are likely to die.
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In the context of white collar crime, risk can refer to either meaning. Risk applies to white collar crime in the original sense insofar as a calculated gamble is taken; the chances of being caught and punished are quite remote compared with the benefits that accrue from committing the crime. Although such calculations can play a role in most forms of crime, it is especially likely to be a central feature of many white collar 11 crimes. Evidence cited elsewhere in this book strongly suggests that in most cases the risk strongly favors the offender because the probability of detection, prosecution, and sanctioning is typically low.
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Lawyers and law professors inevitably stress the legalistic approaches to defining white collar crime. A group of criminologists who met specifically to address the dispute over the meaning of the term “white collar crime” came up with the following definition: White collar crimes are illegal or unethical acts that violate fiduciary responsibility of public trust committed by an individual or organization, usually during the course of legitimate occupational activity, by persons of high or respectable social status for personal or organizational gain.