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Explaining 5 Kinds of Kidnapping

What is Kidnapping?

A person or group is charged with the crime of kidnapping when they forcefully transport and confine an individual in accordance to an evil motive. Victims are either posed as a shield or hostage, withheld for ransom or reward, used to facilitate another crime, or interfere with political affairs. Kidnappings executed for financial gains usually result in freedom of the victim, as long as the demands are met. Kidnapping for personal reasons may involve physical and mental harm to the victim, such as psychological torture, sexual assault, or infliction of bodily injuries.

A Remote Consultation Personal Injury Attorney elaborates five types of kidnapping scenarios frequently witnessed in modern society:

1.   Basic Kidnapping

This is the most common or stereotypical of kidnapping, which is relatively simple and fool proof. The victim is usually a child belonging to a well off family or sophisticated neighborhood. The parents or family is fairly wealthy, but do not fall into the elite category. Professional kidnappers do not target filthy rich individuals, as they possess greater connections and better security systems. The kidnappers aim to obtain quick and easy money, so they demand a ransom that is readily manageable by the victim’s family.

2.   Virtual Kidnapping

As the name suggests, virtual kidnapping is not real kidnapping. The alleged kidnappers create or utilize a situation where the proposed victim is unreachable. The common approach is by stealing the individual’s phone or waiting till they enter a no-network signal zone. Sometimes the offender will make fake phone call to convince the supposed victim to turn their phone off for a while. Due to shortage of time, the deceitful kidnappers will demand a small ransom from the target’s relatives and direct them to deliver it immediately. Several kidnappings of this nature turn out as failed attempts, due to lack of proof and delayed response from the subject.

3.   Express Kidnapping

Express kidnapping is generally quick and sustains minimum violence. The kidnapper strategically abducts the victim and takes him/her to the ATM. The victim is forced to withdraw the maximum amount of cash and he/she is released shortly afterwards. Occasionally, the kidnapper may keep the victim overnight to take advantage of a second withdrawal the next day.

4.   Tiger Kidnapping

Tiger kidnapping is performed on workers or employees of businesses that have proximate access to loads of money or directly deal in cash. The kidnappers abduct the relevant personnel and pressurize him/her to assist them in robbing the organization, which is normally a bank or currency exchange center. This includes dismantling of security systems and granting entree into protected vaults. In most cases, the theft is quick and free of violence, but wrongful deaths may occur in response to resistance.

5.   Terrorist Kidnapping

Political or terrorist kidnapping are the most complicated and hazardous in nature. The hostage is typically a person of high authority or political status. The demands in these kidnapping cases are more serious, as they are not concerned with financial gains. The terrorists may order a government to perform controversial tasks, such as releasing prisoners or withdrawing military defense.

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