The Pros And Cons Of Kidnapping

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Do you want to spend your part of your life as a hostage? Kidnapping occurs almost all around the world. More and more people are being kidnapped each day. Sometimes people escape but others are kept for many weeks, days, or even years ! People are getting hurt or even killed by kidnappers who are doing this for many reasons. Kidnapping is a very important social issue. People are motivated to kidnap for many reasons. One of the reasons people kidnap is if their emotional in any kind of way. They might be emotional about a relationship, money, family, or they might kidnap during periods of loss or rage. Their possibly a loser, unattractive, or have social problems. 95% of kidnappers are men but sometimes they can be women too. People…show more content…
There are a variety of punishments depending on how bad the kidnapping was. For example, there are two types of kidnapping punishments, 1st degree and 2nd degree kidnapping. First degree occurs when a person abducts someone to obtain them. A first degree kidnapping in New York State is a class A-1 felony, which carries a sentence of at least 20 years in prison. This also occurs when the abduction lasts for more than 12 hours. First Degree Kidnapping could be charged if the kidnapper injures the hostage, accomplished or advanced felony, or terrorized the victim. Second Degree kidnapping lacks the aggravating circumstances in first degree kidnapping which is ranked class B. if they are guilty then it would be second degree. If a kidnapper is convicted felony of class B they are most likely sentenced to 8 years. Also, there are many other punishments for kidnapping. For example, sentenced to prison, the possibility of a death penalty, or a capital charge. Rape, robbery, and assault are acts against somebodys will, which is the gravamen of a kidnapping charge. Different states have different punishments for kidnapping. Many states enact special laws for carjacking. It carries a sentence of life imprisonment without parole. There is also something called double jeopardy which is multiple charges on the kidnapper. The Lindbergh act says that if the victim is not released within 24 hours the court may presume the…show more content…
There are many symptoms that can appear after the hostage is released. For example, they might have a hard time concentrating, little memory or flashbacks, fear and anxiety, anger, loss of pleasure when they are doing something, won’t eat, feeling of guiltiness for surviving, avoiding people, sometimes clingy, stress, etc. Kidnapping survivors experience stress reactions like thinking, emotions,and interacting. Luckily, some of these reactions decrease over time. When hostages are released they usually receive medical attention, are put in a safe environment, and connect with loved ones. They use therapists, protect privacy,take time to go to school, and just adjust to the life of being back home with their family. Their family needs to listen and open to talk. During this period victims take up a lot of their time trying to heal. They are told not to think about the past and only think about wonderful things that will happen in the future. They try to compromise their abilities of trust and undermine their feeling of safeness. Sometimes the victims who survive go have issues of trusting people for the rest of their life. They may even distrust family. During the kidnapping they teach themselves self defense. The victims might have a hard time falling asleep and could end up living in fear. Unfortunately their are terrible symptoms that can causes much stress for friends and family who are around the
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