Kidnapped: Child Abduction in America

Paula S. Fass

Published by Oxford Univ. Press, 1997
ISBN 10: 0788197320 / ISBN 13: 9780788197321
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Synopsis: A mesmerizing look at some of the great kidnapping cases in America over the past 125 years. Explores how our fear has evolved from its first chilling realization in 1874, when Americans were startled & horrified to discover that their children could be held for ransom, until today, when sexual predators seem to threaten our children at every turn. Discusses the growing industry revolving around missing children, from not-for-profit foundations publicizing missing children to for-profit businesses offering to insure children against kidnapping. Provides new insights into parenting, the media & our fascination with celebrity, policing & law enforcement, gender & sexuality, mental health, etc.

From the Back Cover: Few crimes capture our imagination as completely as child kidnapping. Paula S. Fass explores how our awareness of violence toward the young has evolved from a time when Americans were shocked to discover that their children could be held for ransom, until today, when sexual predators seem to threaten our children at every turn. In a series of riveting narratives, Kidnapped shows how child abduction is entangled with cultural issues -- parenting and the American family, the media and our fascination with celebrity, gender and sexuality, mental health, and much more. By tracing the most infamous kidnapping cases of the past 125 years, Fass peers into the American mind, providing new insights into a society that both values and exploits its youngest members.

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Title: Kidnapped: Child Abduction in America
Publisher: Oxford Univ. Press
Publication Date: 1997
Book Condition: Good

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