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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. 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 appealContributor Matthew Sharps, PhD, is a Professor of Psychology, California State University, Fresno, and serves on the ... She received her bachelora#39;s degree in nursing from Niagara University, New York, her mastera#39;s degree as a Clinical Nurse ... Nurses and is Founding President of the Southern California Chapter of IAFN.

Author:Diana M. Concannon
Publisher:Newnes - 2013-07-11


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