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False Imprisonment & Kidnapping - Chapter Summary
Take a look inside this self-paced criminal justice chapter to review information about kidnapping and false imprisonment. Taught by expert instructors, these short and engaging lessons examine statistics, laws and charges related to these types of crime. You can study this chapter at any time that fits your schedule, and we've made it accessible on any device that has an Internet connection. Complete the chapter at your own pace, and if you have any questions, feel free to reach out to our instructors online. When you're finished, you should be able to:
- Recognize the charges for false imprisonment
- Interpret kidnapping statistics
- Evaluate laws pertaining to parental and aggravated kidnapping
1. What is False Imprisonment? - Definition, Cases & Charges
In this lesson, we'll define false imprisonment, introduce cases involving false imprisonment, and discuss possible charges that people might face when charged with this crime.
2. What Is Kidnapping? - Definition, Facts & Statistics
What do Charles Augustus Lindbergh Jr., Etan Patz, and Tanya Nicole Kach all have in common? They were all kidnap victims. Learn more about the definition of kidnapping, pertinent facts, and the alarming statistics.
3. What Is Parental Kidnapping? - Definition, Laws & Statistics
Learn about what constitutes parental kidnapping and examine the relevant laws in this lesson. Review related kidnapping statistics and see what efforts are being taken against this crime.
4. Aggravated Kidnapping: Definition, Laws & Statistics
Aggravated kidnapping is a crime that strikes fear into the hearts of parents. This lesson defines what constitutes aggravated kidnapping, discuss applicable laws, and provide some statistics.
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