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Pub. Type Report
Title Varieties of Non-Family Abduction: Additional Analyses from the National Incidence Study of Missing, Abducted, Runaway, and Thrownaway Children (NISMART)
Author(s) Asdigian, Nancy L.
Finkelhor, David
Hotaling, Gerald T.
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Pub. Date 1993
Abstract These estimates were of different orders of magnitude, with the legal definition abductions seemingly correlated to sexual assault figures. This study undertook additional analyses to test the validity of this approach by examining 1,259 records from 21 county abduction, missing persons, and homicide files, and 1,556 records from four county sexual offenses files. The results show that 396 of these cases, which occurred between August 1987 and July 1988, satisfied criteria for legal definition nonfamily abductions of children, while 32 could be classified as stereotypical kidnappings. The findings underscore the importance of subdividing the problem of nonfamily abduction and confirm the decision to define kidnapping as involving stranger perpetrators only. The analyses also emphasized the connection between legal-definition abduction and sexual abuse of children. 8 tables, 2 figures, and 7 notes source
Issue/No. NCJ 152230
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