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Citation

Cunningham SN, Vandiver DM. J. Interpers. Violence 2018; 33(22): 3459-3479.

Affiliation

Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, USA.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2018, SAGE Publishing)

DOI

10.1177/0886260516635320

PMID

26951608

Abstract

Research has demonstrated that co-offending dyads and groups often use more violence than individual offenders. Despite the attention given to co-offending by the research community, kidnapping remains understudied. Stranger kidnappings are more likely than non-stranger kidnappings to involve the use of a weapon. Public fear of stranger kidnapping warrants further examination of this specific crime, including differences between those committed by solo and multi-offender groups. The current study uses National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) data to assess differences in use of violence among 4,912 stranger kidnappings by solo offenders and multi-offender groups using cross-tabulations, ordinal regression, and logistic regression. The results indicate that violent factors are significantly more common in multi-offender incidents, and that multi-offender groups have fewer arrests than solo offenders. The implications of these findings are discussed.

© The Author(s) 2016.


Language: en

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