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When Parents Kidnap

Greif, Geoffrey L.; Hegar, Rebecca L.

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ISBN 10: 0029129753 / ISBN 13: 9780029129753
Published by Free Press, New York, 1993
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Signed By Authors 0029129753 Geoffrey L. Greif and Rebecca L. Hegar. WHEN PARENTS KIDNAP: The Families Behind the Headlines. New York: The Free Press, (1993). FIRST EDITION (number string includes #1). 9.25 x 6 inches. Hardcover. Near fine in dust jacket, price intact, no owner's name. SIGNED by both authors, "For Rachel." 321 pages. Dj blurb: "It is estimated that 350,000 children a year are abducted by a family member?Identifying five common scenarios that end in abduction, Greif and Hegar help the reader to understand a wide range of abduction situations?." ISBN#. Bookseller Inventory # 003606

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Title: When Parents Kidnap

Publisher: Free Press, New York

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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What happens when a child is kidnapped from home by his or her own parent? What are the emotional and psychological consequences of living in hiding for weeks, months, or even years for a child? How does the parent left behind cope with having no knowledge of the child's whereabouts or well-being? And what could lead a parent to inflict such a painful existence on his or her own child? This text provides a look at the problem of the abduction of children by their parents, portraying the experiences of both the parents searching for their children, and the abductors who have taken them. The reader is given depictions of life on the run and learn, how children who have been in hiding for months and sometimes years cope with moving from town to town and from school to school, and how reunion with the searching parent affects them. Greif and Hegar set the stage for policy change by identifying five common scenarios that end in abduction, and point out how changes in custody and divorce law could help to eliminate, or to more quickly resolve, abduction of children. Geoffrey Greif has also written "The Daddy Track and the Single Father" and "Single Fathers".

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Although family abduction occurs often in the United States (an estimated 350,000 times annually), only limited progress has been made in addressing this situation. Through questionnaires and interviews with parents, children, and other family members, the authors present a detailed picture of a complex problem. Family members committing abductions fit no single profile; many are nonviolent and believe that they are acting in their children's best interests, though some abductors are violent and vengeful. The authors view the abductor's actions as traumatic to all family members and, generally, not to be condoned. They suggest additional means of combatting family abduction, including helpful services to families at risk, modification of the adversarial "win-lose" approach to settling custody disputes, and swift action to defuse threatening situations. Unfortunately, as the authors suggest, a more intractable problem remains: we have created a society in which families do not stay together. For academic and larger public library collections.
- Carol Lewis Watwood, Western Kentucky Univ. Lib., Bowling Green
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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