Kidnapping

Kidnapping

An Investigator’s Guide

2nd Edition - July 11, 2013

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  • Author: Diana Concannon
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780124080652
  • eBook ISBN: 9780124080539

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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, thereby 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.

Key Features

  • A statistically-based tool that can inform investigative strategies in kidnapping cases
  • An essential resource for any professional who regularly deals with the subject of kidnapping
  • Contains appendices that provide a concise summary of the statistical information presented in the text
  • Analysis of 100 randomly selected kidnapping cases prosecuted in the United States that have survived Supreme Court appeal

Readership

Law enforcement, prosecuting attorneys, mental health professionals, ASIS, and undergraduate students in criminal justice

Table of Contents

  • Biographies: Author, Evaluators, and Contributors

    Preface to the Second Edition

    Preface to the First Edition

    1. Introduction

    A Previous Typology of Kidnapping

    Psychology and Criminal Analysis

    Methodology

    Conclusion

    Bibliography

    2. The History of U.S. Kidnapping Laws

    The Federal Kidnapping Act

    Kidnapping Case Law

    Kidnapping as a Distinct Crime

    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

    The Jacob Wetterling Act and Megan’s Law

    The Amber Alert System

    Kidnapping and Human Trafficking: Overlap and Distinctions

    Milestones in Human Trafficking Legislation

    Bibliography

    3. Domestic Kidnapping

    What Defines the Domestic Kidnapping

    Characteristics of the Domestic Kidnapping

    Implications for Prevention and Investigation

    Are All Victims of Domestic Violence Kidnapping Victims?

    Bibliography

    4. Predatory Kidnapping—Adult Victim

    What Defines the Predatory Kidnapping—Adult Victim

    Characteristics of the Predatory Kidnapping—Adult Victim

    Implications for Prevention and Investigation

    Bibliography

    5. Predatory Kidnapping—Child Victim

    What Defines the Predatory Kidnapping—Child Victim

    Characteristics of the Predatory Kidnapping—Child Victim

    Implications for Prevention and Investigation

    Bibliography

    6. Profit Kidnapping

    What Defines the Profit Kidnapping

    Characteristics of the Profit Kidnapping

    Implications for Prevention and Investigation

    Human Trafficking and Kidnapping: Implications for Prevention and Investigation

    Bibliography

    7. Revenge Kidnapping

    What Defines the Revenge Kidnapping?

    The Characteristics of the Revenge Kidnapping

    Implications for Prevention and Investigation

    Bibliography

    8. Staged Kidnapping

    What Defines the Staged Kidnapping

    Characteristics of the Staged Kidnapping

    Implications for Prevention and Investigation

    Bibliography

    9. Political Kidnapping

    What Defines the Political Kidnapping

    Characteristics of the Political Kidnapping

    Implications for Prevention and Investigation

    Bibliography

    10. Science and Civil Liberty: Implications for the Prevention, Investigation, and Prosecution of All Kidnapping Subtypes

    Thermal Imaging and the Right to Privacy in the Home

    Global-Positioning Systems and the Right to Privacy in a Vehicle

    The Right to Privacy in Relation to DNA

    Deoxyribonucleic Acid

    Bibliography

    Appendix A. Summary of Subtype Characteristics by Percentage

    Appendix B. Summary of Subtype Characteristics by Element

    Domestic Kidnapping

    Predatory Kidnapping—Adult Victim

    Predatory Kidnapping—Child Victim

    Profit Kidnapping

    Revenge Kidnapping

    Staged Kidnapping

    Appendix C. Mental Health Response to Kidnapping

    Appendix D. Drill Exercises

    Drill 1: Domestic Kidnapping

    Drill 2: Predatory Kidnapping—Adult Victim

    Drill 3: Predatory Kidnapping—Child Victim

    Drill 4: Profit Kidnapping

    Drill 5: Nontraditional Profit Kidnapping: Infant Abduction

    Drill 6: Revenge Kidnapping

    Drill 7: Political Kidnapping

    Drill Exercise Evaluation Form

    Appendix E. Special Considerations for Interviewing the Victim–Witness

    Know the Reason(s) Why You Are Conducting the Interview

    Whenever Possible, Select a Comfortable Environment

    Establish Rapport

    Use a Variety of Interview Techniques

    Detecting Deception

    Interviews with Special Populations

    Exploring Suicidal and Homicidal Ideation

    Concluding the Interview

    Epilogue

    References

Product details

  • No. of pages: 260
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2013
  • Published: July 11, 2013
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780124080652
  • eBook ISBN: 9780124080539

About the Author

Diana Concannon

Affiliations and Expertise

California School of Forensic Studies, Alliant International University

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