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Kidnap for Ransom as a Business

Anja Shortland

in Kidnap: Inside the Ransom Business

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198815471
eISBN:
9780191853159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815471.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems, Public and Welfare

Trading hostages is a highly complex economic transaction, yet most hostages are successfully ransomed. This suggests that there are effective institutions governing the market for hostages. Private ... More


Kidnap: Inside the Ransom Business

Anja Shortland

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198815471
eISBN:
9780191853159
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815471.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems, Public and Welfare

Every year thousands of people are kidnapped for ransom. Their families, friends, or employers are forced into a fiendishly complex and harrowing transaction with violent criminals to retrieve them. ... More


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