`` Kidnapping And Hostage Taking : A Review Of Effects, Coping And Resilience

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Alexander, David A, and Susan Klein. “Kidnapping and Hostage-Taking: A Review of Effects, Coping and Resilience.” Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine 102.1 (2009): 16–21. PMC. Web. 4 Dec. 2015. In this article, David Alexander describes the background, effects, coping strategies, and issues requiring more research of the event of and events surrounding an abduction. The largest studied reactions include the cognitive, emotional, and social relations to a trauma. The main point of this article is to inform the reader about the complications of being held hostage and how it affects the victim’s life afterwards. When a captor interacts with their hostage, they are creating a false bond that is hard to be broken because of the assumed dependence on the abductor. Although depression, ptsd, and Stockholm syndrome can be triggered in the victim, they still may have a sense of forgiveness. This source is not biased and the author is in a position of authority, with access to the information needed to fabricate an article of this nature. The goal is clearly stated at the beginning of the article, and is reached by the end. This is a useful source for research on the aftermath of hostage taking, and abduction due to the way it is organized. The research of Alexander is cited and dependable to utilize in my own research.
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