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Child Abduction By Stranger With Purpose Of Raising As Their Own Child

Child Abduction By Stranger With Purpose Of Raising As Their Own Child

The psychological motive to abduct a child is likely a result of the maternal instinct of women. If a woman has a miscarriage or discovers that she is barren, she may feel empty and try to fill the void with a child. The act of abducting another mother’s baby is not well-researched, but is likely a deviant act resulting from the pressures of not being able to have her own baby.
Historically speaking, society has placed norms on women to be mothers and to spend much of their life rearing and taking care of their own children. Abductions made to obtain a child to rear have both psychological and sociological implications that extend beyond normal criminology studies. This fact, combined with the rarity of such cases, leaves the subject relatively mysterious.
What we do know, however, is that the crime of child abductions for child rearing is often premeditated. This means that women consciously think about and decide to commit the crime, furthering the psychological aspect of the crime. Maternity, after all, is not as common a motive to commit a crime as money or fame. The numbers of children living in these circumstances are unknown, as it is almost impossible to identify a child that is growing up, especially if he or she was abducted at a young age.

Important Information to Know About Child Abduction for Ransom

Important Information to Know About Child Abduction for Ransom

In the movie Rush Hour 2, the daughter of a Chinese consul is kidnapped and held for ransom. For the rest of the film, the comedic duo of Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker stumble and fight their way to her rescue. If we could learn one thing from watching the movie, it should be that kidnapping children for ransom makes for some compelling drama.
This drama is not only felt in movies, however. Child abduction has been seen in history with famous people including Patty Hearst and the Lindbergh baby.