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NCJ Number: 40620 Find in a Library
Title: SHOULD CORPORATIONS BE PREVENTED FROM PAYING RANSOM?
Author(s): B M JENKINS
Corporate Author: Rand Corporation
United States of America
Date Published: 1974
Page Count: 13
Sponsoring Agency: Rand Corporation
Santa Monica, CA 90407-2138
Publication Number: 5291
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS PAPER REVIEWS THE IMPLICATIONS OF THREE BILLS, INTRODUCED IN THE CALIFORNIA STATE SENATE IN APRIL 1974, WHICH SOUGHT TO PROHIBIT THE PAYMENT OF RANSOM BY A CORPORATION OR CHARITABLE TRUST.
Abstract: THE AUTHOR CONCLUDES THAT THE BILLS WOULD FAIL THEIR INTENDED PURPOSE OF DISCOURAGING CORPORATE KIDNAPPING FOR FIVE REASONS: 1) THEIR PASSAGE WOULD NOT NECESSARILY DETER FUTURE KIDNAPPINGS; 2) THE BILLS COULD BECOME AN OBSTACLE TO THE APPREHENSION, CONVICTION, AND PUNISHMENT OF KIDNAPPERS; 3) THE LAW COULD BE EASILY CIRCUMVENTED BY FOREIGN SUBSIDIARIES; 4) STRICT ENFORCEMENT COULD DAMAGE THE IMAGE OF AMERICAN CORPORATIONS; AND 5) THE RISK WOULD BE SHIFTED FROM CORPORATIONS TO INDIVIDUAL FAMILIES. THE BILLS, WHICH ARE INCLUDED IN THE APPENDIX, WERE DEFEATED IN AUGUST 1974....MSP
Index Term(s): California; Crime specific countermeasures; Kidnapping; Legislation; Multinational corporations
Note: BASED UPON WRITTEN TESTIMONY TO THE JUDICIARY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE COMMITTEES OF THE CALIFORNIA STATE ASSEMBLY, AUGUST 5, 1974
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