By Clifford Irving
The final word caper tale, novelist Clifford Irving's no-holds-barred account of the literary hoax of our time--his "autobiography" of Howard Hughes--was released in nice Britain in 1997, the place it turned a bestseller. yet no American hardcover apartment could contact THE HOAX earlier. One significant writer provided a $500,000 develop while the publication used to be nearing crowning glory, drew up the contract?then unexpectedly bowed out. Why? the answer's implicit during this vintage story of bold, treachery, and corruption. As fast paced and interesting as any undercover agent novel, it contains the reader at each devilish twist and switch. during this first U.S. hardcover version, Clifford Irving tells how the hoax constructed, like a chinese language puzzle, from its madcap commencing to the ultimate startling confession--a witty and nail-biting tale of foreign intrigue and gorgeous ladies, of robust company executives and jet-set rogues, of cover-ups and headlines.
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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.
These include Senior Acquisitions Editor Carolyn Henderson Meier, Assistant Editor Meaghan Banks, who also developed this text, and Editorial Assistant John Chell. I would also like to thank the team responsible for making this book available to you: Michelle Williams, Marketing Manager; Tami Strang, Marketing Communications Manager; Jillian Myers, Marketing Coordinator. Finally, I am indebted to Jennie Redwitz, Production Project Manager, for her professionalism and efficiency on past editions, as well as Production Project Manager Lindsay Bethoney in seeing this most recent edition through the production process.
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.