Kidnapping

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In criminal law, kidnapping is the unlawful transportation, asportation and confinement of a person against their will.wikipedia
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Shanghaiing

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In less recent times, kidnapping in the form of shanghaiing (or "pressganging") men was used to supply merchant ships in the 19th century with sailors, whom the law considered unfree labour.
Shanghaiing or crimping is the practice of kidnapping people to serve as sailors by coercive techniques such as trickery, intimidation, or violence.

Child abduction

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Kidnapping of a child is also known as child abduction, and these are sometimes separate legal categories.
The stereotypical version of child abduction by a stranger is the classic form of "kidnapping," exemplified by the Lindbergh kidnapping, in which the child is detained, transported some distance, held for ransom or with intent to keep the child permanently.

Bride kidnapping

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In three African countries, bride kidnapping often takes the form of abduction followed by rape.

Express kidnapping

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Express kidnapping (secuestro exprés, sequestro relâmpago), is a method of abduction where a small immediate ransom is demanded, often by the victim being forced to withdraw money from his or her ATM account.

Tiger kidnapping

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The first crime usually involves an abduction of any person or thing someone highly values.

Hostage

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A hostage is a person seized by a criminal abductor in order to compel another party such as a relative, employer, law enforcement or government to act, or refrain from acting, in a certain way, often under threat of serious physical harm to the hostage(s) after expiration of an ultimatum.

Ransom

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Kidnapping may be done to demand for ransom in exchange for releasing the victim, or for other illegal purposes.
Although ransom is usually demanded only after the kidnapping of a person, it is not unheard of for thieves to demand ransom for the return of an inanimate object or body part.

Common law offence

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Kidnapping is an offence under the common law of England and Wales.
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1976 Chowchilla kidnapping

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One notorious failed example of kidnap for ransom was the 1976 Chowchilla bus kidnapping, in which 26 children were abducted with the intention of bringing in a $5-million ransom.
The 1976 Chowchilla kidnapping was the abduction of a school bus driver and 26 children, ages 5 to 14, in Chowchilla, California on July 15, 1976.

Federal Kidnapping Act

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Following the highly publicized 1932 Lindbergh kidnapping, Congress passed the Federal Kidnapping Act, which authorized the FBI to investigate kidnapping at a time when the Bureau was expanding in size and authority.
The theory behind the Lindbergh Law was that federal law enforcement intervention was necessary because state and local law enforcement officers could not effectively pursue kidnappers across state lines.

Life imprisonment in Canada

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[[:wikibooks:Canadian Criminal Sentencing/Offences/Kidnapping and Unlawful Confinement|Kidnapping]] that does not result in a homicide is a hybrid offence that comes with a maximum possible penalty of life imprisonment (18 months if tried summarily).
Offences under the Criminal Code that carry a maximum penalty of life imprisonment in Canada (with a parole ineligibility period of between 7 years and 25 years) include treason, piracy, mutiny, aircraft hijacking, endangering the safety of an aircraft or an airport, endangering the safety of a ship or fixed platform, refusing to disperse after a riot proclamation, arson (disregard for human life), robbery, kidnapping, break and enter with intent, attempted murder, accessory after the fact to murder, conspiracy to commit murder, manslaughter, causing death by street racing, impaired driving causing death, causing death by criminal negligence, killing an unborn child in the act of birth, and aggravated sexual assault.

Extraordinary rendition

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Extraordinary rendition, also called irregular rendition or forced rendition, is the government-sponsored abduction and extrajudicial transfer of a person from one country to another with the purpose of circumventing the former country's laws on interrogation, detention and torture.

Forced disappearance

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The victim in such a case is typically abducted, illegally detained and often tortured during interrogation, and ultimately killed, their body concealed after the fact by the individuals or organization responsible for their death.

Kidnappings in Colombia

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Kidnappings in Colombia refers to the practice of kidnapping in the Republic of Colombia.

Fetal abduction

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"Womb raiding" and "cesarean or in utero kidnapping" are media terms for fetal abduction.

Kidnap and ransom insurance

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Kidnap and ransom insurance or K&R insurance is designed to protect individuals and corporations operating in high-risk areas around the world.

Get (divorce document)

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From the 1990s on, the New York divorce coercion gang was involved in the kidnapping and torture of Jewish husbands in New York City and New Jersey for the purpose of forcing them to grant gittin (religious divorces) to their wives.
In 2013, a divorce gang headed by rabbis in New York and New Jersey that forced gittin through the use of kidnapping and torture was closed down by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Piracy

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Kidnapping on the high seas in connection with piracy has been increasing.

Criminal law

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In criminal law, kidnapping is the unlawful transportation, asportation and confinement of a person against their will.

Larceny

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In criminal law, kidnapping is the unlawful transportation, asportation and confinement of a person against their will.

Automated teller machine

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Kidnapping of adults is often for ransom or to force someone to withdraw money from an ATM, but may also be for the purpose of sexual assault.

Sudan

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In the past, and presently in some parts of the world (such as southern Sudan), kidnapping is a common means used to obtain slaves and money through ransom.

Slavery

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In the past, and presently in some parts of the world (such as southern Sudan), kidnapping is a common means used to obtain slaves and money through ransom.

Impressment

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In less recent times, kidnapping in the form of shanghaiing (or "pressganging") men was used to supply merchant ships in the 19th century with sailors, whom the law considered unfree labour.