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Kidnap for Ransom

Author : Richard P. Wright
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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.


Author : Anja Shortland
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Kidnap for ransom is a lucrative but tricky business. Millions of people live, travel, and work in areas with significant kidnap risks, yet kidnaps of foreign workers, local VIPs, and tourists are surprisingly rare and the vast majority of abductions are peacefully resolved - often for remarkably low ransoms. In fact, the market for hostages is so well ordered that the crime is insurable. This is a puzzle: ransoming a hostage is the world's most precarious trade. What would be the "right" price for your loved one - and can you avoid putting others at risk by paying it? What prevents criminals from maltreating hostages? How do you (safely) pay a ransom? And why would kidnappers release a potential future witness after receiving their money? Kidnap: Inside the Ransom Business uncovers how a group of insurers at Lloyd's of London have solved these thorny problems for their customers. Based on interviews with industry insiders (from both sides), as well as hostage stakeholders, it uncovers an intricate and powerful private governance system ordering transactions between the legal and the criminal economies.

Kidnap and Ransom

Author : Orlando Wilson
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Kidnapping is a crime that has been around since mankind first learned to walk and I expect will be around for as long as mankind exists, in some form. The crime of kidnapping is a very much a gateway crime that on a basic level involves violence, extortion and in many cases sexual assault. When dealing in the emerging markets the criminals that are usually involved in kidnap for ransom are professional, organized to some degree and ruthless; extreme violence is a part of life and 1st world problems are not considered problems, to put it politely.Over the past two decades kidnapping for ransom and hostage taking have become a booming multimillion dollar business. You need to remember that only the high-profile cases make the mainstream media, if an American is kidnapped in Syria, it's a big deal, if an Syrian is kidnapped, nobody bats an eye. If a blond American girl goes missing while on holiday its front-page news, in contrast no-one knows and very few care about how many girls have disappeared in places like Mexico.The aim of this book is to show you some of the realities of the kidnap and ransom business and give some basic information on what you can do to make yourself a harder target. The book covers:Kidnapping Defined Being Kidnapped Hostage Negotiations Interrogation Child Kidnapping Prevention Domestic Child Kidnapping & Child Recovery Is Paying Ransoms Legal Kidnap & Ransom Soviet Style How Criminals Operate Dealing with Fake Police Secrecy & Intelligence Intelligence Gathering Attending Meetings Counter-Surveillance Considerations Electronic Surveillance Route Selection, Ambushes & VCP's Escape & EvasionThe Author "Orlando Wilson" has over 29 years' experience within the international security and investigations industry and regular organized projects in some very challenging locations. He is accustomed to dealing with five star ventures and third world issues, quite often in the same day! Working with Risks Incorporated & Artful Investigations Ltd he provides a full range of security, investigation, close protection and hostile environment training and services. He has an international network of operational professionals in Europe, Caribbean, Latin America, Middle East and Africa. Also have training locations in the US...He is also a published author and has been interviewed and written articles for numerous media outlets ranging from the New York Times to Soldier of Fortune Magazine on topics ranging from kidnapping, organized crime, surveillance to maritime piracy.

Kidnap and Ransom

Author : Richard L. Clutterbuck
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Kidnapped For Ransom

Author : Kristine Lehmann
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On December 29, 2002, in the midst of a sumptuous dinner in their beach home, Kristine's family was approached by a rogue military group which coaxed her husband away. Machine gun fire ensued, and within minutes her husband was abducted. The days that followed turned her soccer mom life into a quagmire of hostage negotiations and military operations. Kristine discovered she was being followed daily by kidnappers who were determined to "up-the-ante" and take one of her children. Those same villains called demanding ransoms and described the ways they intended to hurt or kill her husband unless their demands were met. She faced the mastermind behind the kidnapping in order to negotiate an end-game scenario to get her husband back alive. Each day brought new choices on how to save her husband, how far could she go to get him back? Her resolve to lead her three young daughters safely through the true to life nightmare equipped her with the strength to carry them through the situation. False friends took the opportunity to swindle her, Machiavellian business partners took advantage of her weakest hours and fiendish kidnappers made every effort to take everything away. Against all odds she brought her young girls to a safe harbour and a new life in Australia. This is their story.

Kidnapping and Abduction

Author : Brian John Heard
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Terrorist groups and organized crime cartels pose an increasing threat of kidnapping throughout many regions in the word. At the same time, international travel has become more commonplace for both business and leisure purposes. Kidnapping and Abduction: Minimizing the Threat and Lessons in Survival provides a practical guide on the precautions travelers can take to avoid being kidnapped or derail a kidnapping attempt in progress. In the event this cannot be avoided, the book supplies advice on how to ensure survival during captivity. Readers will learn: The basic elements of kidnapping and abduction The motivations and mechanisms of kidnappers The hotspots where kidnapping/hostage taking is prevalent Vehicles best suited for avoidance of kidnap threat and proposals for up-armoring an existing vehicle How to recognize immediate threats and precautions to be taken in assessing threat level The types of weapons most favored by kidnappers and their threat level Available bullet-resistant materials and their use in stab- and bullet-resistant vests Resistance methodologies and weapons for self-defense Legislation in various countries pertaining to the carrying of weapons How to survive long-term abduction if kidnapped How to best assist the authorities once released Essential reading for anyone living, doing business, or traveling abroad or at sea, this practical handbook reveals tactics that best enable those vulnerable to protect against an attack—or in the worse-case scenario, increase their chances for survival.


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Kidnap and Ransom

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"Dominic King is in Srinagar, Kashmir negotiating the relaese of the Mehtas, a British Asian family kidnapped while on holiday. As the handover is completed, the police arrive and a shoot-out ensues. Dominic secures the release of the family but the kidnappers get away. In their panic they board a tourist bus taking all the passengers hostage. When the tourist bus crashes in a packed market square, Dominic begins the challenge of negotiation for the safety of the stranded multi-national group of people."--Container.

Measures to be Taken in Cases of Kidnapping Followed by a Ransom Demand

Author : Council of Europe. Committee of Ministers
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Figures of Criminality in Indonesia the Philippines and Colonial Vietnam

Author : American Council of Learned Societies
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A complex examination of "criminality" and "the criminal" as constructs and active presences in Southeast Asia. Contributors explore such themes as surveillance, incarceration, law and custom, secrecy, and corruption. A fascinating study of power and subversion in the modern postcolonial nation-state. Contributors include Daniel S. Lev, Henk M. J. Maier, Rudolf Mrazek, James T. Siegel, and others.