The Crime of Family Abduction: A Child's and Parent's Perspective

.S. Dept. of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, dist. by the National Criminal Justice Reference Svc. 2010. 61p. SuDoc # J32.2:F21. pap. $5.


Family abduction is the most prevalent form of kidnapping in this country. Because the abductors are family members, people often underestimate the gravity of this crime and its impact on children. This report provides information and support for law enforcement personnel, mental health professionals, victims, and parents searching for their children. The authors support their case with verbatim testimony of people who have been affected by this crime.

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