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Kidnap For Ransom

Author : Richard P. Wright
ISBN : 1420080083
Genre : Business & Economics
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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.

Personal Security

Author : Tanya Spencer
ISBN : 9781466559455
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 53. 14 MB
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Maintain peace of mind while you are working or living abroad—wherever and however you travel. As an international traveler, you know there are risks. But are you doing everything you can to protect yourself and your belongings? Whether you are traveling for work or pleasure, Personal Security: A Guide for International Travelers enables you to prevent security incidents and react in life-saving ways during a crisis. This comprehensive manual answers questions such as: Which criteria should you use for selecting the safest hotel or airline? How to deal with corrupt officials? What are special considerations for women, families, elderly, or travelers with disabilities? What support can you expect from your organization and what are your responsibilities? Benefit from lessons learned from leading experts and seasoned travelers Learn how criminals select their targets and manipulate situations, whether for street crime or serious attack such as kidnapping or terrorism See yourself from the local perspective Deal with common travel inconveniences and stress factors proactively Improve your situational awareness Increase your effectiveness by realistically assessing threats Make the most out of the opportunities that traveling brings Tanya Spencer has traveled extensively to high-risk destinations and has trained 1000s of people how to safely navigate the complexities of international travel. Emphasizing prevention, the book covers medical, cultural, and political considerations, so you understand exactly what you must do before and while you are abroad. It provides flexible frameworks, models, and tools that allow you to easily apply the wealth of tips and advice to any travel situation you might face. Before your next trip, benefit from these time-tested strategies for proactively managing travel risks.

Kidnapping And Abduction

Author : Brian John Heard
ISBN : 9781482228151
Genre : Computers
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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.

Understanding Personal Security And Risk

Author : Charles E. Goslin
ISBN : 9781498765794
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 21. 36 MB
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Uniting broad, time-tested security principles and the author’s 35-plus years of experience with international security, intelligence, and foreign affairs, Understanding Personal Security: A Guide for Business Travelers offers a detailed yet practical framework on which to develop personal security awareness and training programs. As a critical resource for any travelers who may need to make fast, smart judgements in high-risk environments, this book helps readers analyze threats, threat actors, and the common adversarial characteristics, as well as the function of risk as a differentiating principle. This versatile text blends abstract organizing principles with street honed instincts, becoming equally valuable to security managers with previous experience and those corporate or non-profit organizations with employees in developing nations.

Nachricht Von Einer Entf Hrung

Author : Gabriel García Márquez
ISBN : 3423128976
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Eine alte Frau, abgemagert bis auf die Knochen, mit mattem weißem Haar. Sechs Kugeln richteten sie hin. Ihre Henker - Kriminelle, die im Auftrag des allmächtigen Paten des Medellín-Kartells handelten. Pablo Escobar ließ 1990 - auf dem Höhepunkt des Machtkampfes mit der Regierung - neun Angehörige einflußreicher Familien und Journalisten kidnappen, um von der kolumbianischen Regie-rung das Auslieferungsverbot für die inhaftierten Drogenbosse an die USA zu erpressen. In 'Nachricht von einer Entführung' hat García Márquez dieses aufse-henerregende Geiseldrama aufgrund von Aussagen der Überlebenden, ihrer Freunde und nächsten Verwandten rekonstruiert. Mit der Stilsicherheit und dem Einfühlungsvermögen des großen Romanciers sowie der scharfen Beobachtungsgabe des Journalisten führt er den Leser an den Schauplatz der Entführung, in die Wohnungen besorgter Freunde und Verwandten und in die Schaltzentralen der Macht. Angst, Verzweiflung, aber auch winzige Hoffnungsschimmer - Gebannt und erschüttert verfolgt man das individuelle Schicksal der Betroffenen und die tragische Situation eines Landes im Fadenkreuz von Gewalt und Gegengewalt.

Lost Girls Was Kostet Ein Leben

Author : Angela Marsons
ISBN : 9783492978248
Genre : Fiction
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Als die Freundinnen Charlie und Amy nicht nach Hause kommen, beginnt für ihre Familien ein wahrer Albtraum. Eine SMS lässt wahr werden, was alle befürchteten: Die zwei neunjährigen Mädchen wurden entführt. Nur das Paar, das den höchsten Betrag zahlt, wird seine Tochter wiedersehen. Das andere nicht. Längst tickt die Uhr für Detective Inspector Kim Stone und ihr Team, doch die Täter sind ihr immer einen Schritt voraus. Von Stunde zu Stunde verringert sich die Chance, die beiden unversehrt zu ihren Familien zurückzubringen. Stone gibt ihr Äußerstes, um den Fall zu lösen. Sonst muss eines der Kinder den höchsten Preis für ihr Versagen zahlen – sein Leben.

News Of A Kidnapping

Author : Gabriel García Márquez
ISBN : UTEXAS:059173004364295
Genre : Social Science
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Chronicles the kidnapping of ten Colombians by Medellin drug boss Pablo Escobar in 1990, the pressure put on the government to protect members of the cartel from extradition, and the toll taken on the families of the hostages

Du Gamla Du Fria

Author : Liza Marklund
ISBN : 9789164241795
Genre : Fiction
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Annika Bengtzon är tillbaka på Kvällspressens redaktion i Stockholm efter tre år som tidningens korrespondent i Washington. Hon har återförenats med sin make, Thomas, som arbetar på justitiedepartementet med internationella säkerhetsanalyser. En eftermiddag hittas en ung småbarnsmamma död och översnöad bakom ett daghem i förorten Axelsberg i södra Stockholm. Hon är det fjärde offret på kort tid under liknande omständigheter: kvinna, ung, mamma, knivhuggen bakifrån. På Kvällspressen anar man en seriemördare, något Annika avfärdar som vilda fantasier. Thomas befinner sig på en konferens i Nairobi. Under en rekognoseringsresa vid somaliska gränsen kidnappas hela delegationen – sju personer från olika delar av Europa. Allt eftersom kvinnomorden i Stockholms förorter blir allt fler, och misstankarna om en seriemördare börjar ta form även hos polisen, dras Annika in i ett våldsamt kidnappningsdrama som skakar både Europa och Östafrika. Kraven från kidnapparna är omöjliga och orimliga. När kraven avvisas avrättas gisslan i delegationen, en efter en. Du gamla, du fria är en roman om hur den gamla, fria världen bygger järnridåer mot den nya, ofria. Om hur relationer mellan människor rämnar och andra byggs upp. Om hur medierna utnyttjar den nya tekniken till att vrida verkligheten så att den passar deras deadlines. Och om hur ondskan i Stockholms förorter egentligen ser ut... Du gamla du fria är den nionde kriminalromanen om journalisten Annika Bengtzon.

The British National Bibliography

Author : Arthur James Wells
ISBN : STANFORD:36105211722678
Genre : English literature
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Kein Schweigen Das Nicht Endet

Author : Ingrid Betancourt
ISBN : 9783426412824
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 50. 43 MB
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»Ich war um den Hals an einen Baum gekettet, man hatte mir alles genommen und ständig wurde ich gedemütigt – es hat Jahre gedauert, aber schließlich verstand ich, dass ich noch immer das Kostbarste besaß, etwas, das mir niemand nehmen konnte: die Freiheit, zu entscheiden, wer ich selbst war. Ich hatte die Wahl, zu hassen oder nicht zu hassen. Ich war kein Opfer mehr, ich war eine Überlebende.«

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