The Hostage Child

The Hostage Child

A child may recover more effectively from most major injuries than from rape . A patient with a physical illness is given sympathy and assistance , whereas a rape victim may be rejected , invalidated , reviled , and re - abused .

Author: Leora N. Rosen

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253116066

Category: Current Events

Page: 240

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"This cogently-argued book is a timely contribution to the general literature on child sexual abuse." -- British Journal of Social Work "[The authors] have gathered information on 206 cases and focus on five representative examples that illustrate what they see as an increasing anti-mother bias in the courts. These five cases of the failure to safeguard children are... effective... Whatever may have happened in the past, the authors make a well-researched, convincing... case that the pendulum has now swung the other way. Now many lawyers, child advocates, psychologists and judges accept a 'crazy mother' or 'vindictive ex-' syndrome, thus allowing real perpetrators to continue abuse with no supervision.... In these cases, judges acquiesce to a paternalistic myth of the American family and in so doing, ignore the reality of American children." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review) "A needed assessment of a terrible problem." -- Booklist "... provocative... " -- Library Journal "Recommended." -- Choice "Without anger, or hysteria, Rosen and Etlin document the interlocking, complex ways in which our antiquated system fails incested children and those who struggle to protect them. Just as important, they propose an innovative solution. This is 'must' reading for anyone interested in the problem of child sexual abuse." -- Elizabeth Morgan, M.D., Ph.D. It is comfortable to believe that incest and child sexual abuse need not concern us because we have institutions set up to deal with these problems. This book disallows that comfort and shows that the system has failed, and worse -- that it has generated a dangerous atmosphere of denial and cover-up. While Rosen and Etlin expose a system whose breakdown is shocking and fundamental, at the same time they present a proposal for relief for the children who are now trapped -- like hostages -- in this social war.
Categories: Current Events

HOSTAGE RESCUER

HOSTAGE RESCUER

This is the thrilling true story of the recovery of an abducted child against the odds.

Author: DARREN JOHN. PHILLIPS FRANKLIN (MARTIN H.)

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ISBN: 1526761521

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Beyond the Hostage Child

Beyond the Hostage Child

Although this remains primarily a state court problem, this book takes the position that change is possible through federal leadership, and outlines specific actions that the federal government can take to bring about meaningful resolution ...

Author: Leora N Rosen Ph D

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1500551996

Category: Social Science

Page: 246

View: 907

For the past three decades, the awareness of dysfunction in our nation's family courts has been growing steadily, documented in books, films, and scholarly research. The most vulnerable victims of this dysfunction are children alleging abuse by one parent in the context of family dissolution. These children are frequently ordered into the sole custody of their named abusers and may even be denied all contact with their protective parents. This phenomenon has proved amazingly resistant to change despite growing outcries by victims, advocates and professionals. Although this remains primarily a state court problem, this book takes the position that change is possible through federal leadership, and outlines specific actions that the federal government can take to bring about meaningful resolution to the problem and keep our nation's children safe.
Categories: Social Science

The Hostage Rescuer

The Hostage Rescuer

Two close encounters with death convince Darren Franklin that his career in global private security is not the healthiest.

Author: Darren Franklin

Publisher: Pen and Sword True Crime

ISBN: 9781526761538

Category: True Crime

Page: 224

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The gripping true crime story of a child abducted by his father from his mother, and the international race to rescue him against dangerous odds. Two close encounters with death convince Darren Franklin that his career in global private security is not the healthiest. Meanwhile Scottish nurse Diane is on a life-changing journey of her own after a Shirley Valentine-style romance on a Greek holiday island. As she moves to Australia to marry her Greek lover and start a family, Darren escapes a contract on his life and teams up with a former British special forces operative to get into the business of rescuing abducted children. Then Darren’s and Diane’s paths cross. After Diane’s marriage breaks down, her ex takes their four-year-old son Theo back to the Greek islands, and, when all attempts to get her son back via the courts have failed, Darren’s company is called in to get him back. As Diane waits anxiously in the wings, Darren and his small team must contend with hostile locals, double-crossing police, and dubious legal contacts to conduct surveillance on their target, formulate a plan, and grab the boy before making their hazardous escape. They can trust no one. A whole island community is against them, they have their suspicions about their own lawyer, and the charity go-between on their team is actively leaking details of their plans, risking their mission, and possibly their lives. Set against an epidemic of parental abductions, and a background of frequent failed recoveries, the action swings from Britain to South America to Australia, to the USA and the Greek Islands on a dramatic, emotional roller coaster from start to finish.
Categories: True Crime

Beyond the Hostage Child

Beyond the Hostage Child

Related to this is the fact that the focus of VAWA is on criminal justice solutions to battering, whereas coercive control -- considered by experts to represent the essence of battering -- includes acts that may not be defined as crimes.

Author: Leora N. Rosen

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1514274175

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Page: 286

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In the 1980s as improvements in outreach and education on child sexual abuse brought an increase in reported cases, many mothers who believed their children's allegations of incest, and who attempted to protect them from the alleged perpetrator, found themselves at odds with the historically patriarchal family court system. These mothers were disbelieved, discredited, and frequently punished with loss of custody and even visitation. Later, they were joined by domestic violence survivors, empowered to leave their abusers by the 1994 Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), but who found that they too were losing custody of their children in family court. Many advocacy groups have sprung up to address the problem, and there is a growing literature about the harmful contributions not only of judges, but also custody evaluators, mediators, guardians ad litem, child protective service workers and other court auxiliaries. Yet the only change over the past 30 years has been the increased sophistication and efficiency of the mechanisms developed by family courts to punish protective mothers. The question has arisen as to why the battered women's movement has not been more vocal in supporting protective mothers and has not devoted more of its resources towards assisting them. There are several possibilities. First, from the beginning, the battered women's movement has had an ambivalent attitude towards children, and although this has softened over time, it still remains a factor. Second, despite awareness that battering has many facets besides physical violence, and that coercive control is at its core, the battered women's movement still tends to view battering as predominantly physical violence. Related to this is the fact that the focus of VAWA is on criminal justice solutions to battering, whereas coercive control -- considered by experts to represent the essence of battering -- includes acts that may not be defined as crimes. Third, even among battered women's advocates who have tried to increase public and professional awareness of coercive control concerning adults, very few have considered children as its potential targets, especially in the case of incest, which is still viewed by most people simply as child sexual abuse, best dealt with by child protective service agencies. Finally, since the battered women's movement is firmly located under the banner of law and order, it is hard pressed to admit that family courts, which represent the law, are being used as instruments of coercive control, and may be engaging in tortious and even illegal acts, not to mention civil rights violations. Beyond the Hostage Child tracks the historical forces that have shaped the protective parents movement, provides the latest scientific research relevant to the subject, and summarize ideas for change that have been proposed by key advocates and professionals. In particular, the book pays close attention to the role of the unregulated divorce industry that exploits vulnerable families for profit, and also discusses the influence of federally funded fatherhood programs that promote access of unwed or divorced fathers to their children with scant attention to the dangers of domestic violence in all its forms. Most importantly, the book addresses the civil rights violations that routinely occur in family court and attempts to explain why the U.S. Supreme Court has failed to recognize these violations in two landmark decisions. Finally, Beyond the Hostage Child advocates for recognition of the protective parents movement as distinct from the battered women's movement and calls for the establishment of an Office on Domestic Violence Against Children within the Department of Justice. This office would set standards for best practices and policies, educate, and coordinate activities with other federal as well as state agencies, collect data, support civil rights actions, and even manage grants to states for improved practices.
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Lone Wolf and Cub Volume 10 Hostage Child

Lone Wolf and Cub Volume 10  Hostage Child

The six paths and four lives are split asunder, as Itto Ogami and Daigoro become separated in one of this series' most powerful stories to date!

Author: Kazuo Koike

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 9781621150756

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 320

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The six paths and four lives are split asunder, as Itto Ogami and Daigoro become separated in one of this series' most powerful stories to date! The Lone Wolf's arch-enemy, Yagyu Retsudo, pursues Ogami to retrieve the secret letter stolen from him, only to watch dozens of his men fall victim to the Lone Wolf's hungry sword! But Yagyu drives father and son apart as they tumble down a cliff and must survive on their own! Little Daigoro must begin his honorable search for his father. But with Yagyu's henchmen hunting high and low for the Lone Wolf and his cub, the net drags closer and the danger wraps tighter, but the blood flows ever freely... This volume contains the following stories: The Yagyu Letter The Tears of Daigoro The Fisherwoman's Love Drifting Shadows Straw Boy
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

Hostage of the Hitman A Mafia Bad Boy Romance

Hostage of the Hitman   A Mafia Bad Boy Romance

A Mafia Bad Boy Romance Alexis Abbott. serious. “I've done a little digging on this case of yours, the raid on your compound.” “How do you know about that?” “Well, for one, I'm good. For two, because there are police records of it — as ...

Author: Alexis Abbott

Publisher: Pathforgers Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 366

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She needs to behave, or I’ll be forced to punish her. Delaney Underwood is sexy as hell, with a killer body, wicked smile, and a spoiled rotten demeanor. She's a pampered rich girl, thinking she can get anything she wants, whenever she wants. It pisses me off. I've struggled to survive, and I have the scars to prove it. Delaney’s going to make me a wealthy man, once her parents pay to get their precious angel back. But every time I look at those sassy lips, I wanna put them to good use. Delaney has gotten under my skin and she knows it. Even before I took her hostage, she'd somehow managed to work her way into my blood, and my heart hammers harder in my chest every time she stares daggers in my direction. She's craving someone like me in her life, whether she knows it or not, and with every bratty outburst, a part of me calls out to discipline her. She needs to be taught a lesson. And I need her, all to myself. I promised to ransom her off, but once I have a taste of her sweet curves, I'm keeping her to myself. She’s the hitman’s hostage and she’ll learn to love it. No Cliffhangers. Safe from cheating. Explicit language & swearing. Search Terms: romantic suspense, mafia romance, alpha male romance, bad boy romance, alpha male, dark romance, captive romance, age difference, antihero romance, series romance, forbidden romance
Categories: Fiction

Hostage Nation

Hostage Nation

Once again, Botero found himselfin the crosshairs of the Colombian government and the mainstream media, which accused him of using the touching story of the hostage child to sway the government into talks with the “terrorists.

Author: Victoria Bruce

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 9780307593580

Category: History

Page: 320

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A blistering journalistic exposé: an account of government negligence, corporate malfeasance, familial struggle, drugs, politics, murder, and a daring rescue operation in the Colombian jungle. On July 2, 2008, when three American private contractors and Colombian presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt were rescued after being held for more than five years by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the world was captivated by their personal narratives. But between the headlines a major story was lost: Who exactly are the FARC? How had a drug-funded revolutionary army managed to hold so many hostages for so long? Had our costly War on Drugs failed completely? Hostage Nation answers these questions by exploring the complex and corrupt political and socioeconomic situations that enabled the FARC to gain unprecedented strength, influence, and impunity. It takes us behind the news stories to profile a young revolutionary in the making, an elite Colombian banker-turned-guerrilla and the hard-driven American federal prosecutor determined to convict him on American soil, and a former FBI boss who worked tirelessly to end the hostage crisis while the U.S. government disregarded his most important tool—negotiation. With unprecedented access to the FARC’s hidden camps, exceptional research, and lucid and keen insight, the authors have produced a revelatory work of current history.
Categories: History