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What is the difference between Abduction and Kidnapping?

Asked by S. Barnes, Last updated: Nov 21, 2020

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Robert Hazlewood

Robert Hazlewood

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Robert Hazlewood
Robert Hazlewood, Senior Executive, MBA, Louisville

Answered Jul 29, 2019

Abduction takes place when someone uses deceit or force to take a person or child away from their home or family. Kidnapping is the taking away or forcibly transporting a person against his or her will and holding them in false imprisonment.

Abduction takes place when someone uses deceit or force to take a person or child away from their
Kidnapping is usually done to gain either power or profit from the victim and a payoff from their family. Abduction is not done for advantage or monetary gain. The most common case of abduction is seen in divorce cases, where one parent is given sole custody of a child. Both terms refer to the unlawful taking of one person by another.

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