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NCJ Number: 250606 Add to Shopping cart 
Title: A Law Enforcement Guide on International Parental Kidnapping
Corporate Author: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Date Published: July 2018
Page Count: 100
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Sale Source: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
810 Seventh Street NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Instructional Material; Report (Technical Assistance); Youth-Oriented Material
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This guide for local, state, and federal law enforcement officers instructs them in how to respond appropriately and effectively to the unlawful removal to or retention of a child in a jurisdiction outside of the United States.
Abstract: The guide describes the role of a law enforcement agency as the initial responder to and investigator of such cases, and it suggests strategies for the recovery of child victims and their reunification with their legal parent/guardian, as well as the criminal investigation of the suspected offending parent. Specifically, the guide addresses the following issues: 1) the risks and effects of this problem, as well as its scope and remedies; 2) law enforcement interventions that can prevent parental kidnapping; 3) the initial law enforcement response; 4) how to stop a kidnapping in progress; 5) the continuing investigation in the United States and abroad; 6) federal resources that can aid in the investigation; 7) criminal charging options; 8) extradition; 9) child recovery mechanisms; 10) reunification with the legal parent/guardian; and 11) law enforcement liability concerns. 5 references and appended listings of important contacts, resources, and recommended readings
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): OJJDP Resources; Parental Abduction/Kidnapping; Police policies and procedures; Police responsibilities; Police specialized training; Victims in foreign countries
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