TRUE or FALSE. Kidnapping committed by a family member is considered child endangerment.
 a. True
 b. False

America’s Hidden Crime: When the Kidnapper is Kin

This report takes a comprehensive look at the serious but rarely understood crime of family abduction—when a child is kidnapped by a member of his or her own family. The report includes a comprehensive review of existing research, statistics, and current legislation on family abduction, and introduces findings from an exclusive new national poll on the public’s perceptions about the issue. Finally, it offers a number of solutions that can effectively reduce the harm caused by family abductions and, in the long term, prevent or discourage family members from kidnapping their children in the first place.

Table of Contents

Executive Summary

Poll Results Facts and Findings Conclusion and Recommendations About the Polly Klaas Foundation

Appendix A - Online resources on family abduction

Appendix B - Family abduction prevention for parents


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