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hostage taking       294915699

Scope note
Historically, seizing and holding someone as security for the fulfilment of a condition, since the 1970s considered a crime or an act of terrorism and often intended only to raise a ransom.

Used for
hostages

Broader terms
offences against the person

Related terms
kidnapping
political violence

Subject category
10.05.01 CRIMES AND CRIMINALITY

Indexing history
Added 2006. For publications indexed before 2006, see terrorism.



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