abduction


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the criminal act of capturing and carrying away by force a family member

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(physiology) moving of a body part away from the central axis of the body

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To summarize, in the first three chapters of this book, certain frameworks for the various facets of abductive reasoning are put forward, covering the selection of explanations as well as their evaluation from the stand-point of theoretical abduction (chapter 2) and manipulative abduction (chapter 3).
One difficulty is that the chronologically linear sequence of case studies tends to obscure the fact that the term "child abduction" actually conflates several different (if occasionally overlapping) types of crime - e.g., ransom kidnapping, parental kidnapping, and sexual abduction - each with its own distinct morphology and history.
As I mentioned at the outset, Aliens in America is a "poststructuralist" take on the phenomena of UFO sightings and alien abduction. The term, however, requires clarification.
Albayalde said police already received closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage of the abduction and detected the conduction sticker of the vehicle used in the abduction.
'We really condemn the abduction in the strongest term.
According to authentic data, 3,299 abduction cases were registered during the last year.
One way to curb panic is for the law enforcers to have a centralised unit dealing with child abduction units, with proper investigations and mapping.
The minister said this while responding to a calling attention notice regarding major crime of child abduction in Karachi threatening human rights.
Child groomers lurking online asking to meet victims in a location is classed as child abduction
The Ombudsman supported the today's flash mob held by university students in protest against abduction of women to force them into marriage.
Olivia Duke has made it her mission to reform two of the country's most significant laws - the Children's Act and Children Abduction Act, both of which she argues are outdated and no longer work.
Japan has informed North Korea of its desire to hold a bilateral summit through several channels since February, as Tokyo views such a meeting as essential to resolving the abduction issue.
THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described as iniquitous, the attempt by President Muhammadu Buhari to use the heartbreaking abduction of innocent schoolgirls in Dapchi, Yobe state, to score cheap political points.
Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) yesterday introduced a bipartisan resolution designating April as International Parental Child Abduction Month.