By Gini Graham Scott Ph.D.
Many folks show surprise and horror once they pay attention of a prosperous or celebrity killing another individual. As a society, we appear to count on the wealthy and well-known to act larger, to devote fewer crimes, to be proof against the passions that encourage different, much less trendy humans to kill. in the end, the wealthy and recognized have everything—why might they should homicide? however the wealthy and well-known kill for the exact same purposes others do: love, strength, funds, jealousy, greed, revenge, and rage. the following, Scott takes us on a journey of murders dedicated through the wealthy and recognized over the last century, the causes, the responses of the neighborhood and native legislation enforcement, the media, and the results. She argues that the wealthy and well-known may well kill for a similar purposes as others, yet they obtain greatly varied remedy and are usually in a position to escape with murder.Homicide through the wealthy and well-known isn't really new during this nation, neither is fascination with the crimes dedicated via our so much respected electorate. yet being one of the top echelon of society does have the funds for such suspects with a better skill to flee punishment. they've got higher entry to raised respresentation, they've got the potential to escape the rustic, they've got influential neighbors in excessive locations prepared to place themselves at the line, and they're normally handled larger by way of legislations enforcement and the legal justice approach. This booklet profiles the various ways that homicides devoted by way of the wealthy and recognized are just like different murders of their explanations, yet vary from these devoted via daily electorate of their results. Scott presents readers with a exhibit of crimes that would infuriate and fascinate readers.