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The Kidnapping Business

[Cover of The Kidnapping Business]

Rachel Briggs

March 2001

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The nature of kidnapping is changing: an important political tool is now a sophisticated business and the gap left by policy-makers has been filled by kidnap and ransom insurance. This project assesses these new trends and works towards a new integrated policy response. This project is supported by Hiscox, Control Risks Group, ASM, SCR and J&H Marsh and McLennan.