Child Abduction and Kidnapping (Hardcover)

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The U.S. Department of Justice reports that more than 250,000 children are abducted each year, with the majority taken by a family member or someone they know. Others are non-family abductions, in which a child is taken for motives ranging from ransom to stealing a child to start a family. Child Abduction and Kidnapping explains the types of kidnappings, details government and law enforcement efforts to prevent and solve them, and explores the many practices and programs, such as the AMBER Alert, now in place to help protect children.

Chapters include:
  • The AMBER Alert: Communities on the Case
  • Family Abduction: Surprising Suspects
  • Infant Abduction: The Youngest Victims
  • The Internet: Protection through Privacy
  • Supportive Organizations: Experts on Call.
Cases covered include:
  • Amber Hagerman
  • Megan Kanka
  • Charles Lindbergh Jr.
  • Etan Patz
  • Charles and Walter Ross
  • Elizabeth Smart
  • Laura Smither
  • Adam Walsh
  • Kacie Woody.


ISBN 9780791094037
Format Hardcover
Pages 135
Publisher Date 2008-07-01 00:00:00.0
Publisher Chelsea House Pub
Copyright Year 2008
Height 9.5 in
Wdth 6.75 in
Thickness 0.5 in
Unit weight 0.94 lb
Language English
Series Name Criminal Investigations
Edition Number 1
Audience Young adult
Authors O'Brien, Susan
Dimensions 9.0x6.0x1.0
Country of Origin United States

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