By James Luceno
Criminal-mastermind-turned-crimefighter Lamont Cranston makes use of his uncanny psychic powers and his hide because the enigmatic Shadow to conflict crime in Thirties big apple and faces his final problem within the strong and evil Shiwan Khan. unique. motion picture tie-in.
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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.