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    The kidnapping of Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr., 20 month-old son of the legendary pilot, is a controversial case that involved all aspects of the U.S. criminal justice system. The first component of the criminal justice system that was encountered were the police. On the night of March 1, 1932, immediately after being notified of the kidnapping, the police began to conduct interviews with the family and house staff. The police performed an official investigation of the house and the surrounding property finding little more than the ransom note demanding $50,000 which was placed on the nursery window sill, and a “clump of yellow soil-clay on a leather children’s beneath the window sill on the floor” (What Happened to the Lindbergh Baby, n.d.). They also found small pieces of wood on the outside of the window sill thought to be from a ladder used to gain access to the child’s second story window. Because of the Lindbergh’s fame and prestige, the New Jersey State Police, the New York City Police, and the F.B.I. all became involved in this investigation, however, they were often at odds with each other, with most battles being over jurisdictions. The police interviewed many people in connection to this case and after over two years of false leads, hoaxes and con-jobs, a real suspect was arrested. The suspect was a 35 year old…

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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…

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    Kidnapping Kidnapping is usually interpreted as the taking of a person from one place to another against his or her will, or keeping someone in a small, controlled place for a long period of time. In some laws of kidnapping, it is required that the confining and taking be unlawful in purpose such as extortion or the facilitation of a crime. For example, a child’s own parents may be charged with kidnapping if the do not have legal custody rights in some instances. There are some differences…

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    It was May 21, 1927, and the impossible had just been done. Charles Lindbergh flew around the world without stopping. Charles was the first person to accomplish this amazing feat of endurance. Charles’ flight not only affected his life, but others as well. He had proven that air travel was viable for long distances. Charles was a major part of the revolution of how we get to where we need to go. He was publicized widely, the public revering him for his daring adventure. However, Charles and his…

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    The Mystery Surrounding the Lindbergh Kidnapping Every 40 seconds child is abducted in the U.S. March 1st, 1932 Charles Lindbergh Jr. was taken from his home without anything but a ransom letter left behind. Attracting the attention of even Al Capone who, while in prison, offered his help in exchange for a sentence reduction. This kidnapping has gone down in history as one of the most monumental investigations in the U.S, this case had gotten so much publicity then a law had been named after…

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    actions ranging from elopement or staged abduction for consensual marriage to violent non-consensual kidnapping. ‘Kidnapping’ refers to the non-consensual variety, which typically involves a young man and his friends taking a young woman by deception or force to the home of his parents or a near relative” (Kleinback, Ablezova, Aitieva, 2005). There are many facets of bride kidnapping—the nonconsensual bride kidnapping is what is victimizing women and their families in Kyrgyzstan. To see if…

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    The Kidnapping of the Lindbergh Baby Overview: Charles Augustus Lindbergh was kidnapped at 20 months old on March 1, 1932 on the second floor of the nursery in the Lindbergh home. Document Examination: An analysis of Hauptmann’s handwriting showed similarity to the ransom note. Final Findings: The tool marks, wood was matched to wood in his attic, Condon’s number and address was found, and similar handwriting. The JonBenet Ramsey Case Overview: Six year old JonBenet was found murdered in…

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    March 1, 1932. After a series of ransoms, fifteen in total, a truck driver found a body in the woods a mere two miles from the home on May 12, 1932. Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh identified the body as that of their missing child. Two years following the crime, one of the ransom bills was used to purchase gasoline and the police apprehended Bruno Richard Hauptmann. The trial began on January 2, 1935 and ended with the execution of Bruno Richard Hauptmann on April 3, 1936. As a result of the…

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    The kidnapping of the famous pilot Charles Lindbergh's son, Charles Lindbergh Jr. was the most publicized heartbreaking crimes in US history, rivaling that of the assassination of President Lincoln or the assassination of John F. Kennedy. The public had not previously seen a case that challenged all levels of state and federal authority across the United States. This case also helped form the Federal Bureau of Investigations.1 People across the country had countless theories about who…

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    Imagine this, you owe need some money quick but you there isn't anything for you to do to get the money. But then an opportunity arises in which evolves kidnapping, you immediately take it but it didn't go as planned. This is what happened when the two kidnappers, Sam and Bill, had taken a little boy for some money. Sam and Bill had taken a little boy from Ebenezer Dorset, who was a “prominent citizen” and a respectable father. The kidnappers had it in for them though, the kid was a little…

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