Kidnapping, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0124080537
  • ISBN-13: 9780124080539
  • DDC: 363.259540
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 260 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Kidnapping: An Investigator's Guide to Profiling is based on a three-part analysis of 100 randomly selected kidnapping cases prosecuted in the United States that have survived Supreme Court appeal. The results of the analysis are incorporated into each chapter as part of the exploration of the inductive profile of each kidnapping subtype, thus offering a statistically based tool that can inform investigative strategies and the allocation of limited resources. The analysis includes standardized input from four levels of professional law enforcement including a forensic psychologist, a crime analyst, a detective, and a city prosecutor. In addition to chapters pertaining to the kidnapping subtypes—Domestic Kidnapping, Predatory Kidnapping-Adult Victim, Predatory Kidnapping-Child Victim, Profit Kidnapping, Revenge Kidnapping, Staged Kidnapping, and Political Kidnapping—an introductory chapter is dedicated to the evolution of U.S. kidnapping law and intervention strategies, including a review of relevant case law (Megan's Law, Amber Alert). Appendices include a concise summary of all the subtypes and Tabletop Drills that law enforcement can use to support potential kidnapping victims prepare and better respond to a kidnapping threat. The second edition also includes a discussion of the relationship between kidnapping and human trafficking, as well as a new Appendix focused upon effective interview strategies with the victim-witness.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Biographies: Author, Evaluators, and Contributors.
Preface to the Second Edition.
Preface to the First Edition.
1: Introduction.
2: The History of U.s. Kidnapping Laws.
3: Domestic Kidnapping.
4: Predatory Kidnapping—adult Victim.
5: Predatory Kidnapping—child Victim.
6: Profit Kidnapping.
7: Revenge Kidnapping.
8: Staged Kidnapping.
9: Political Kidnapping.
10: Science and Civil Liberty.
Appendix A: Summary of Subtype Characteristics by Percentage.
Appendix B: Summary of Subtype Characteristics by Element.
Appendix C: Mental Health Response to Kidnapping.
Appendix D: Drill Exercises.
Appendix E: Special Considerations for Interviewing the Victim–witness.