Title: When Parents Kidnap
Publisher: Free Press, New York
Publication Date: 1993
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: First Edition.
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
Synopsis: 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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