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Kidnap for Ransom

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The enormous sums paid for the release of hostages coupled with law enforcement’s inability to stem the tide has made kidnapping for ransom a worldwide plague. The increasing rate of reported incidents from every corner of the globe suggests this plague is growing.
Kidnap for Ransom: Resolving the Unthinkable removes the veil of mystery and dispels some of the myths surrounding kidnapping. The book provides security professionals, families, and law enforcement personnel with the modern tools needed to understand and effectively respond to the crime of kidnapping.
This volume traces the historical development of kidnapping for ransom and studies the behaviors of perpetrators, victims, and families. The author makes extensive use of case histories, and includes comments and anecdotes from those who have actually suffered at the hands of kidnappers. Based on his vast experience managing these incidents, the author provides an overview of the series of activities that represent the best opportunity for a successful resolution of a kidnap for ransom scenario. This tried and tested methodology for confronting kidnapping situations enables victims, families, and organizations to have a fighting chance.
In addition, the book examines how kidnappers operate and describes the methods they use to select, target and abduct their victims. The work also details preventive measures that an individual can take to avoid becoming a victim, and the strategies that one must apply to survive a kidnapping.
This is the first book to examine the kidnap for ransom phenomenon and to reveal the process from the moment of the kidnapping until the victim’s safe return. The author’s experience as the principal consultant and manager in the successful resolution of numerous kidnapping and extortion incidents makes this book an invaluable tool for those charged with the responsibility of kidnap prevention, as well as for those law enforcement agents called on to mitigate the potential consequences of an abduction in progress.
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9781420080070
ISBN-10: 1420080075
Pagini: 232
Ilustrații: 1 black & white illustrations
Dimensiuni: 163 x 231 x 20 mm
Greutate: 0.57 kg
Ediția: New.
Editura: Auerbach Publications

Cuprins

Origins of the Problem
Kidnapping in Antiquity (Prior to 1000 A.D.)
The Middle Ages (1000ߝ1800 A.D.)
The Industrial Age (1800ߝ1970 A.D.)
A Modern Scourge (1968 to the Present)
Kidnapping and Kidnappers
The Crime
Kidnappers
Victims, Families and Organizations
Victims
Families and Organizations
The Incident
The Nightmare Begins
Verification
External Factors
Response
Initial Steps
Establishing Responsibility
Negotiator
Crisis Control Center
Logistics
Life Support
Negotiation
Strategy
Outcomes
Contact
Negotiation Techniques
Offer Development
Pressure
Communication Process
Managing Money
Proof of Life
Offer Acceptance
Resolution
Ransom Delivery
Release
Aftermath
The Criminal or Terrorist Methodology
Phase 1—Planning
Phase 2—Logistics
Phase 3—Surveillance
Phase 4—Action
Phase 5—Escape
Synopsis
Avoidance and Survival
Personal Security
Survival
Conclusion
Appendix: Personal Security and Avoidance Tips
Bibliography
Index