Literature on Kidnapping for Ransom and for Political Concessions

Literature on Kidnapping for Ransom and for Political Concessions

Monographs, Edited Volumes, Non-conventional Literature and Prime Articles published since 1970

Compiled and selected by Eric Price

NB: some of the items listed below are clickable and allow access to the full text; those with an asterix [*] only have a clickable table of contents.

Monographs and Book Chapters

Alix, E. K. (1978) Ransom kidnapping in America, 1874-1974: the creation of a capital crime Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press [*]

Antokol, N. & Nudell, M. (1990) No one a neutral: political hostage-taking in the modern world  Medina, Ohio, USA: Alpha Publications of Ohio

Arnold, H. O. & Pearson, B. (2009) Kabul24: the story of a Taliban kidnapping and unwavering faith in the face of true terror Nashville: Thomas Nelson

Aston, C. C. (1982) A contemporary crisis: political hostage-taking and the experience of Western Europe Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press

Auerbach, A. (1998) Ransom: The untold story of international kidnapping Henry Holt: New York 

Baatz, S. (2008) For the thrill of it: Leopold, Loeb, and the murder that shocked Chicago New York: HarperCollins [*]

Baliani, M. (2011) Body of state: the Moro affair, a nation divided Madison, N.J.: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press

Baumann, C. E. (1973) The diplomatic kidnappings: a revolutionary tactic of urban terrorism The Hague: Nijhoff

Betancourt, I. (2010) Even silence has an end: my six years of captivity in the Colombian jungle New York: Penguin Press

Bornemann, A. U. (2007) Surviving Mexico's dirty war: a political prisoner's memoir Philadelphia: Temple University Press [*]

Bozkurt, A. R. (2003) When I was Saddam's hostage Bloomington, IN: 1st Books Library

Brittingham, W. C. (2001) Hopewell's crime of the century. 1932 : "The Lindbergh kidnapping" (copied exactly) from the 1932 "Hopewell Herald": (did Bruno Richard Hauptmann really do it?) Kendall Park, N.J : William C. Brittingham [*]

Brown, T. G. (ed.) (2008) 118 days: Christian Peacemaker Teams held hostage in Iraq Telford, Pa.: Cascadia Pub. House; Chicago: Christian Peacemaker Teams

Bruce, V. & Hayes, K. (2010) Hostage nation: Colombia's guerrilla army and the failed war on drugs New York: Alfred A. Knopf

Caramazza, I. F. & Leone, U. (1984) Phenomenology of kidnappings in Sardinia: towards an international perspective of a local crime problem Rome: F. Palombi

Cassidy, W. L. (1978) Political kidnapping: an introductory overview Boulder, Colo.: Sycamore Island Books

Chermak, S. & Bailey, F.Y. (eds.) (2007) Crimes and trials of the century Westport, CT: Greenwood Press [*]

Child, G. (2002) Over the edge: the true story of four American climbers' kidnap and escape in the mountains of Central Asia New York: Villard Books [*]

Clutterbuck, R. L. (1978) Kidnap and ransom: the response London; Boston: Faber

Clutterbuck, R. L. (1987) Kidnap, hijack, and extortion: the response New York: St. Martin's Press

Clutterbuck, R. L. (1975) Living with terrorism London: Faber & Faber

Cole, R. B. (1980) Executive security: a corporate guide to effective response to abduction and terrorism New York: Wiley

Collens, J. R. (1999) The Ransom and Latimer families, Tioga Center, New York,1819-1946  Medina, Ohio: J. R. Collans  [*]

Conaghan, C. M. (2005) Fujimori's Peru: deception in the public sphere Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press [*]

Correa, G. G. (2010) Diary of a kidnapped Colombian governor: a journey toward nonviolent transformation Telford, Pa.: DreamSeeker Books

Concannon, D. M. (et al.) (2008) Kidnapping: an investigator's guide to profiling Amsterdam; Boston: Elsevier/Academic Press [*]

Council of Europe. Committee of Ministers. (1983) Measures to be taken in cases of kidnapping followed by a ransom demand  Strasbourg: Council of Europe

Crelinsten,R.D. & Szabo, D. (1979) Hostage-taking Lexington, Mass.: Lexington Books

Davidson, A. J. (2003) Kidnapped: true stories of twelve Irish hostages Dublin: Gill & Macmillan

Edelbacher, M. (2012) Terroristischer Überfall auf die OPEC [in German] [in] Wien’s Dunkle Seite Erfurt, Germany: Sutton Verlag []

Enders, W. & Sandler, T. (2011) Hostage Taking. Chapter 7 in: The Political Economy of Terrorism Cambridge:  University Press [*]

Goerzig, C. (2010) Talking to terrorists: concessions and the renunciation of violence London; New York: Routledge [*]

Hagedorn, A. (1998) Ransom: the untold story of international kidnapping New York: Henry Holt

Hallums, R. & Hudson, A. (2009) Buried alive: the true story of kidnapping, captivity, and a dramatic rescue Nashville: Thomas Nelson

Hendricks, S. (2010) A kidnapping in Milan: the CIA on trial New York: W.W. Norton

Hermann, K. & Koch, P. (1977 Assault at Mogadishu London: Corgi

International Studies Association (1974) International terrorism [proceedings of an intensive panel at the Fifteenth Annual Convention of the International  Studies Association, March 23, 1974, Chase-Park Plaza Hotel, St. Louis, Missouri] Milwaukee: Institute of World Affairs, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee [*]

Jackson, G. (1974) Surviving the long night: an autobiographical account of a political kidnapping New York: Vanguard Press

Jamieson, A. (1989)  The heart attacked: terrorism and conflict in the Italian state London; New York: M. Boyars

Jenkins, B. M. (ed.) (1985) Terrorism and personal protection Boston: Butterworth Publishers

Katz, R. (1980) Days of wrath: the ordeal of Aldo Moro, the kidnapping, the execution, the aftermath Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday

Korn, D. A. (1993) Assassination in Khartoum Bloomington: Indiana University Press

Kosto, A. J. (2012) Hostages in the Middle Ages Oxford: Oxford University Press [*]

Kurzman, D. (2007) A special mission: Hitler's secret plot to seize the Vatican and kidnap Pope Pius XII Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press [*]

Lawson, D. (1991) America held hostage: the Iran hostage crisis and the Iran-contra affair New York: F. Watts

Levy, C. (2006) The Red Brigades and the Moro kidnapping: secrets and lies . In: A.C. Bull &  Giorgio, A. (Eds.) Speaking out and silencing: culture, society and politics in Italy in the 1970s London: Legenda [*]

Lopez, B. (2012) The negotiator: my life at the heart of the hostage trade New York, NY: Skyhorse Publishing

Lubet, S. (2010) Fugitive justice: runaways, rescuers, and slavery on trial Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press

Lukić, D. (2012)         Hostage spaces of the contemporary Islamicate world: phantom territoriality New York: Continuum International Pub. Group [*]

MacLean, H. N. (2009) The past is never dead: the trial of James Ford Seale and Mississippi's struggle for redemption New York: BasicCivitas Books

MacWillson, A. (1992) Hostage-taking terrorism: incident-response strategy New York: St. Martin's Press [*]

Najmuddin, D. (1971) The kidnappings of diplomatic personnel; a paper presented to the International Police Academy, Washington, D.C. Washington: International Police Academy

Oriola, T. B. (2013) Criminal resistance?  the politics of kidnapping of oil workers Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate Publishing Limited [*]

Peterman, R. (1975) Held for ransom: the Kronholm kidnapping Wheaton, Ill.: Tyndale House Publishers

Poland, J. M. & McCrystle, M.J. (1999) Practical, tactical, and legal perspectives of terrorism and hostage-taking Lewiston, N.Y.: E. Mellon Press [*]

Quin, M. (2005) Kidnapped in Yemen: one woman's amazing escape from captivity Guilford, CT : Lyons Press [*]

Radwanski, G. & Windeyer, K. (1970) No mandate but terror Richmond Hill, Ont.: Simon & Schuster of Canada

Resos, D. C. (2003) Hard target: protecting yourself from terrorists and kidnappers Manila, Philippines: Transform Nation News [*]

Ruwayha, W. A. (1990) Terrorism and hostage-taking in the Middle-East Paris: JCI

Sciascia, L. (1987) The Moro affair; and, the mystery of Majorana Manchester, U.K.; New York, N.Y.: Carcanet [*]

Shay, S. (2007) Islamic terror abductions in the Middle East Brighton; Portland: Sussex Academic Press [*]

Stendal, C. (1989) The guerrillas have taken our son  Burnsville, Minn.: Ransom Press International

Stendal, R. (1984) Rescue the captors Burnsville, Minn.: Ransom Press

Sudarshan, V. (2008) Anatomy of an abduction: how the Indian hostages in Iraq were freed New Delhi: Penguin Books

Taylor, L. B. (1989) Hostage! kidnapping and terrorism in our time New York: Watts

Taylor, M. (2004) Ransom kidnapping in Sardinia, subcultural theory and rational choice . In: R.V. Clarke & M. Felson (Eds.) Routine activity and rational choice New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers 

Thamm, M. (2001) Shooting the moon: a hostage story Claremont, South Africa: Spearhead

Tyner, J. A. (2006) The business of war: workers, warriors and hostages in occupied Iraq Aldershot, U.K.; Burlington, VT: Ashgate Pub. [*]

U.S. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs. Subcommittee on International Organizations (1980) Human rights and the phenomenon of disappearances Washington: U.S. G.P.O.

U.S. Congress. House. Committee on Internal Security (1973) Political kidnappings, 1968-73; a staff study. Ninety-third Congress, first session Washington: U.S. G.P.O.

Vincent, I. (1995) See no evil: the strange case of Christine Lamont and David Spencer Toronto: Reed Books Canada

Wagner-Pacifici, R.E. (1986) The Moro morality play: terrorism as social drama Chicago: University of Chicago Press []

Walton, T. R. (2010) Challenges in intelligence analysis: lessons from 1300 BCE to the present New York: Cambridge University Press

Weber, A. (2003) Uganda, abducted and abused: renewed conflict in Northern Uganda New York, N.Y.: Human Rights Watch

Weigel, G. (2007) Faith, reason, and the war against jihadism: a call to action New York: Doubleday  [*]

Wright, R. P. (2009) Kidnap for ransom: resolving the unthinkable Boca Raton: CRC Press

Zierold, N. (1968) Little Charley Ross: America's first kidnapping for ransom London: Hutchinson

Non-conventional Literature
Alani, M. (2004) Political Kidnapping; an Operational Methodology ETH Zürich []     

Altenburger, S. (2007) Successful political and military tactics of terrorist organizations [thesis] Villanova University [*]

Anon. (2013) Christians in Syria Being Targeted for Kidnapping by Islamic Extremists Assyrian International News Agency []

Brandt, P.T. & Sandle, T. (2008) Hostage Taking: Understanding Terrorism Event Dynamics University of Texas at Dallas [*]

Chaowsangrat, C. (2011) Violence and forced internal migrants with special reference to the metropolitan area of Bogotá, Colombia (1990-2002) [thesis] University College London []

Cohen, D.S. & Dormandy, X.  (2012) Kidnapping for Ransom: The Growing Terrorist Financing Challenge London: Chatham House []

Detotto ,C. (et al.) (2012) Understanding Ransom Kidnapping and Its Duration Università degli Studi di Sassari []

Di Rito, S. W. (1992) Response to Hostage Taking for Medium and Small Size Law Enforcement Agencies [thesis] California State University]

Dolnik, A.  Keith M. Fitzgerald, K.M. (2008) Negotiating Hostage Crises with the New Terrorists University of Wollongong [*]

Firnau, G. (2012) Kidnap and ransom danger zones American Interntaernal Group (AIG) []

Gomez Garavito, J. L. (2009) The international protection of the hostages [in French] [thesis] Université Paris []

Gorman, F.C. (2009) A Critical Analysis through three Case Studies Examining the United Nations’ Effectiveness in Addressing the Threat Imposed by Violent Non-State Actors [thesis] Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University [

Günther, I. (1978) Analyse der Täter-Opfer Beziehung am Beispiel Geiselnahme [in German] [thesis] Freie Universität, Berlin

Heiden, von der, G. (2009) Conversations in a crisis: Analysis of telephone communication with a member of the Red Army Faction during the 1975 occupation of the West German embassy in Stockholm [in German] [thesis] Umeå University [*]

Jenkins, B. M. (et al.) (1977) Numbered lives: some statistical observations from 77 international hostage episodes Santa Monica, Calif.: Rand Corp., []

Jenkins, B. M. (1974) Terrorism and kidnapping Santa Monica, Calif.: Rand Corp []

Krahenbughl, M. (1977) Political Kidnapping s in Turkey, 1971-1972 Santa Monica, Calif.: Rand Corp []

Lee, S. H. (2004) Shifting of Japan's national security norm and the issue of North Korean abduction of Japanese, 2002-2004 Tokyo, Japan: Graduate School of Political Science, Waseda University [*]

Mei, P. Y. Iu (2004) Arch fiends and moral shipwrecks : police work, criminal insanity, and masculinity in the Leopold-Loeb (1924) and Hickman (1927) kidnap-murder cases [thesis] University of California, Los Angeles

Meyer, M. D. (2010) Framing journalists' kidnappings : a textual analysis of news frames from U.S. and U.K. newspapers covering journalists' kidnappings in the Middle East [thesis] University of Missouri-Columbia

Miller, R. (1987) Governments' policies and responses to acts of international terrorism [thesis] University of Denver ['_policies_and_responses_to_acts_of_international_terrorism_microform_]

Niemi, M. (2013) The Coca and the Kidnappings: A Colombian Experience [thesis] Uppsala University [*

Ochoa Hernandez, R. (2011) Out of harm's way: understanding kidnapping in Mexico City [thesis] University of Oxford [*]

Rathmell, A. J. (1994) Covert action and international terrorism in the Middle East : Syria 1949-1961 [thesis] University of London [*]

Samuels, R.J. (2009) Kidnapping Politics in East Asia .Cambridge: Massachusetts Institute of Technology []

Santifort, C. (2012) Contributions to the evolving study of modern terrorism: An economic approach [thesis] University of Texas at Dallas [*]

Schmid, A.P. (2012) Strengthening the Role of Victims and Incorporating Victims in Efforts to Counter Violent Extremism and Terrorism International Centre for Counter Terrorism (ICCT), The Hague []

Slatkin, A.A. ( 1997 ) The Stockholm syndrome and situational factors related to its' development [thesis] University of Louisville

Smith, A. (1998) Behavioural variation in terrorist kidnapping [thesis] University of Liverpool [*]   

     Sobieck, S. M. (1990) Democratic responses to revolutionary terrorism: A comparative study of Great Britain, Italy and West Germany [thesis] Claremont Graduate University []

Taillon, J. P.  De B. (1993) International co-operation in the use of elite military forces to counter terrorism : the British and American experience, with special reference to the evolution of low intensity conflict [thesis] University of London [*]

U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (2008) Kidnapping and Terror; in the contemporary operational environment TRADOC Intelligence Support Activity: Fort Leavenworth, Kansas []   

U.S. Congress. House. Committee on International Relations. Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific (2006) North Korea: human rights update and international abduction Washington: U.S. G.P.O. []

Williams, P. (2009) Criminals, militias, and insurgents: organized crime in Iraq Carlisle, PA: U.S. Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute []

Yamamoto, Y. (2011) Taken! North Korea's criminal abduction of citizens of other countries Washington, DC: Committee for Human Rights in North Korea []

Yun, M. (2006) A study of hostage taking and kidnapping in terrorism: Prediction of the fate of a hostage [thesis] Sam Houston State University []

Zeller, R. (1978) Phänomenologie der Geiselnahme aus der Sicht der Opfer [in German] [thesis] Freie Universität Berlin

Prime Journal Articles

Adora C. U.: Managing Tourism in Nigeria: the Security Option Management Science and Engineering  4 (1) 2010 p.14-25 []

Alexander, D.A. & Klein, S.: Kidnapping and hostage-taking: a review of effects, coping and resilience Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine 102 (January) 2008 pp.16-21 []

Ambos, K.: May a State Torture Suspects to Save the Life of Innocents ?Journal of International Criminal Justice Justice 6 (2) 2008 p.261-287  [*]

Atkinson, S.E. (et al.): Terrorism in a Bargaining Framework Journal of Law and Economics 30 (1,  April) 1987 pp. 1-21 [*]

Borbieva, N: Kidnapping Women: Discourses of Emotion and Social Change in the Kyrgyz Republic Anthropological Quarterly 85 (1, February) 2012 p.141-169

Brandt, P.T. & Sandler, T.: Hostage taking: Understanding terrorism event dynamics Journal of Policy Modeling  31 (February, 6) 2008 pp.758-778 []

Chang, D.H. & Yajima, M.:  The Japanese Sekigun Terrorists: Red Army Samurai Warriors International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice 13 (1) 1989 pp.1-22

Chau, D.: The fourth point: An examination of the influence of Kenyan Somalis in Somalia Journal of Contemporary African Studies   28 (3) 2010 p.297-312 [*]

Clutterbuck, R.: Negotiating with terrorists Terrorism and Political Violence  4 (4, December) 1992 pp.263-287

Conley, J.M.: Terrorism versus the United States: The threat and response to terrorist kidnappings Terrorism 12 (6) 1989 pp.383-385

D'Alessio, S.J, & Stolzenberg, L.: Sicarii and the Rise of Terrorism Terrorism  13 (4-5) 1990 pp.329-335

Donald, D.: Sanctuary, Shipowners and Paying Ransoms The RUSI Journal 6 (December) 2011  pp.12-19 [*]

Faiz, M. Z. M. & Ooi, C.P.: Design and Development of a GPS Based Mobile Phone Content for Anti-Kidnapping System  International Journal of Electronics, Computer and Communications Technologies  1 (2)  2011 p.14-24

Fawcett. J.A.: Challenges to apprehension and prosecution of East African maritime pirates Maritime Policy & Management 7 (December)  2010 pp.753-765 [*]

Feldmann, A. & Hinojosa, V.: Terrorism in Colombia: Logic and Sources of a Multidimensional and Ubiquitous Phenomenon Terrorism and Political Violence 21 (1) 2009  p.42-61 []

Fitzgerald, B.D.: The analytical foundations of extortionate terrorism Terrorism 1 (3-4, January) 1978 pp.347-362 [*]

Forest, J. J. F.:  Global trends in kidnapping by terrorist groups Global Change, Peace & Security 24 (3, October)  2012 p. 311-330 [*]

Forest, J. J. F.:  Kidnapping by Terrorist Groups, 1970-2010; Is Ideological Orientation Relevant?   Crime & Delinquency 58 (5, September) 2012 p.769-797 [*]

Francis, S.T.: Terrorist Renaissance: France, 1980–1983 World Affairs  146 (1, Summer) 1983 pp. 54-58 [*]

Gutierrez, E.: From Ilaga to Abu Sayyaf: New Entrepreneurs in Violence and Their Impact on Local Politics in Mindanao Philippine Political Science Journal 47 (December)  2003 pp.145-178 [*]

Hallwood, P. & Miceli, T.J.: An examination of some problems with international law governing maritime piracy Maritime Policy & Management 1 (January) 2013 pp.65-79 [*]

Handrahan, L.: Hunting for Women International Feminist Journal of Politics 6 (2, January)  2004  p. 207-233 [*]

Hastings, J. V.: Geographies of state failure and sophistication in maritime piracy hijackings Political Geography 28 (4) 2009 p.213-223 [*]

Hertzberg, H.: The talk of the town: Kidnapped The New Yorker 78 (1, February 18-25) 2002 p.057

Hudson, R.A.: Dealing with international hostage-taking: Alternatives to reactive counterterrorist assaults Terrorism 5 (January) 1989 pp.321-378 [*]

Hughes. M.: Terror and negotiation Terrorism and Political Violence 2 (1, March) 1990 pp. 72-825 [*]

Idachaba, F.E.: Design of a GPS/GSM based tracker for the location of stolen items and kidnapped or missing persons in Nigeria  Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences  6 (10) p.56-60 []

Ijeomah, C.: Deconstructing the reporting  hostage taking in the Niger Delta Global Media Journal : African Edition  6 (1) 2012 pp.23 []

Johnson, L.K.: Harry Howe Ransom and American intelligence studies Intelligence and National Security 3 (June)  2007 pp. 402-428 [*]

Jong, de,  K.: Conflict in the Indian Kashmir Valley I: exposure to violence Conflict and Health  2 ( 1) 2008 pp.10 []

Kim, Y.: Negotiating with terrorists: The iterated game of the Taliban Korean hostage case Public Relations Review  34 (3, September) 2008 p.263-268 [*]

Kippenberger, T.: Kidnap, ransom and extortion The Antidote 4 (3) 1999 p.40 - 40

Kornbluh, P.: Pinochet, Stripped The Nation 279 (9, September 27) 2004 p.5-6 []

Leheny, D.: Terrorism risks and counterterrorism costs in post-9/11 Japan Japan Forum 22 (1-2, June) 2010 pp.219-237

Lentini, P. & Bakashmar, M.: Jihadist Beheading: A Convergence of Technology, Theology, and Teleology? 30 (4, April) 2007 pp.303-325 [*]

Lentini, P. & Bakashmar, M.: Jihadist Beheading: A Convergence of Technology, Theology, and Teleology? Studies in Conflict and Terrorism 30 (4, April) 2007 p.303-325 [*]

Liu, (et al.): Kidnapping offenders: Their risk of escalation to repeat offending and other serious crime Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology 19(2, June) 2008 p.164-179 [*]

Loconte, J.: Barbarism Then and Now The Weekly Standard 9 (46 August 16-23) 2004 p.12-14 []

Nwankwo, B.C.: Security Policy Formulation in Local Government Councils in Nigeria  Management Science and Engineering  6 (2) 2012 p.149-152 []

Oarhe, O. & Aghedo, I.: The Open Sore of a Nation: Corruption Complex and Internal Security in Nigeria African Security 3 (August) 2010 pp.127-147 [*]

O'Brien, M.: Fluctuations Between Crime and Terror: The Case of Abu Sayyaf's Kidnapping Activities Terrorism and Political Violence 24 (2, April) 2012 p.320-336 [*]

Ochoa, R.: Not just the rich: new tendencies in kidnapping in Mexico City Global Crime 13 (1, February) 2012 p. 1-21 [*]

Olubayo Oluduro, O. & Oluduro, O.F.: Nigeria: In Search of Sustainable Peace in the Niger Delta through the Amnesty Programme Journal of Sustainable Development 5 (7) 2012 p.48 []

Onuoha, F.C.: Piracy and Maritime Security off the Horn of Africa: Connections, Causes, and Concerns African Security 4 (November) 2010 pp.191-215 [*]

Prieto-Rodriguez, J.: Quantifying fear: The social impact of terrorism Journal of Policy Modeling  31 (5) 2009 p.803-817 []

Quigley, J.: Government Vigilantes at Large: The Danger to Human Rights from Kidnapping of Suspected Terrorists Human Rights Quarterly 10, (2, May) 1988 p. 193-213 [*]

Rapoport, D.C.: The international world as some terrorists have seen it: A look at a century of memoirs  Journal of Strategic Studies 10 (4)  1987 pp.32-58 [*]

Restrepo, E. M. (et al.): Impunity or Punishment? An Analysis of Criminal Investigation into Kidnapping, Terrorism and Embezzlement in Colombia Global Crime 2 (May)  2006 pp.176-199 [*]

Sandler,T. & Gaibulloev, K.: Hostage Taking: Determinants of Terrorist Logistical and Negotiation Success Journal of Peace Research 45 (5,September 23) 2009 pp.739-756 [*]

Sandler, T. & Scott, J.L.: Terrorist Success in Hostage-Taking Incidents: An Empirical Study Journal of Conflict Resolution 31 (1, March) 1987 pp.35-53 [*]       

Sundberg, J.: Operation Leo: Description and analysis of a European terrorist operation Terrorism 5 (3) 1981 pp.197-232

Tracy, P. E.: Terrorism Research in Criminology: Current Topics and Future Prospects Crime Delinquency 58 (September) 2012 p. 647-662 [*]

Trulson, C. R. D.: Institutional Misconduct, Delinquent Background, and Rearrest Frequency Among Serious and Violent Delinquent Offenders Crime Delinquency 57 (September) 2011 p. 709-731 [*]

Tzanelli, R.: Capitalizing on Value: Towards a Sociological Understanding of Kidnapping Sociology 40 (5, October) 2006) p. 929-947 [*]

Ugarte, E. & Turner, M. M.: What is the 'Abu Sayyaf'? How labels shape reality Pacific Review 24 (4) 2011 p.397-420 [*]

Weldemichael, A.T.: Maritime corporate terrorism and its consequences in the western Indian Ocean: illegal fishing, waste dumping and piracy in twenty-first-century Somalia Journal of the Indian Ocean Region 8 (2, December)  2012 pp.110-126

Wilson, M. A.: Toward a Model of Terrorist Behavior in Hostage-Taking Incidents Journal of Conflict Resolution 44 (4, August) 2000 pp.403-424 [*]

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Yang, S-L. (et al.): Kidnapping in Taiwan: The Significance of Geographic Proximity, Improvisation, and Fluidity International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology  51 (3,June ) 2007 p.324-339 [*]

Yun, M. & Roth, M.: Terrorist Hostage-Taking and Kidnapping: Using Script Theory to Predict the Fate of a Hostage Studies in Conflict and Terrorism 31 (8) 2008 p.736-748 [*]

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Some additional entries on the Internet:

Articles on kidnapped from TIME Magazine []

Hostage-Taking and Kidnapping – TRAC  []

Human rights and issues related to terrorist hostage-taking – United Nations Human Rights []

Kidnap and Ransom – Havoscope:  Global Black Market Information []

Kidnapping : Wikipedia []

Terrorism Statistics/ Convention on hostages (most recent) by country – NationMaster []

About the Compiler: Eric Price is a Professional Information Specialist who for many years worked for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Since his retirement he works as an Editorial Assistant for Perspectives on Terrorism.




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