Taken Hostage Stories and Strategies

information, you begin to take back some control over your life. Some hostage
takers take the time to do a proper amount of planning; some do a little, and some
do very little. The amount of planning depends on their abilities and experience; ...

Taken Hostage Stories and Strategies

Taken Hostage Stories and Strategies

Written by a former hostage negotiator, Taken Hostage provides specific daily behavioral, situational, and long-term psychological strategies used successfully by hostages who survived months and years of mental and physical torture by terrorists, religious extremists, and criminal gangs. The book describes in detail the five stages of a hostage taking. Whether taken hostage for ransom, political leverage, or as a human shield, the book suggests what treatment the hostage can expect during each stage and how to best counter them. Taken Hostage describes how a hostage can moderate the physical and mental effects caused by physical tortures such as binding, suspension, beatings, starvation, and sexual assault and against mental tortures such as social deprivation, false executions, and brainwashing. The book identifies the mental hazards of depression, suicide, and barbed-wire psychosis and how to combat them. Particular strategies such as passive compliance and humanizing will instruct the hostage on how to apply recognized psychological strategies to the hostages advantage, and as such, play a more active role in their day-to-day physical treatment and sustain positive mental health. The book stresses safer travel planning as the most important strategy against being kidnapped in the first place. It details hotel security, insider accomplices, finding the right hotel and the right taxi, and how to use countersurveillance techniques to identify and thwart a potential kidnapping. The book coaches the hostages family and employers back home how to effectively manage the media and one another, thereby reducing the incidence of hostage and family PTSD and reintegrating a changed person back into their changed family. The detailed survival strategies will inspire a hostages will to live and sustain a familys hope. It is written for domestic and international travelers, UN and NGO volunteers, military personnel, and anyone in harms way.

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Taken Hostage Stories and Strategies
Language: en
Pages: 410
Authors: Larry Busch
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-04-30 - Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

Written by a former hostage negotiator, Taken Hostage provides specific daily behavioral, situational, and long-term psychological strategies used successfully by hostages who survived months and years of mental and physical torture by terrorists, religious extremists, and criminal gangs. The book describes in detail the five stages of a hostage taking.
Taken Hostage
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Larry Busch
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher:

On November 4, 1979, Iranian militants stormed the United States Embassy in Tehran and took sixty-six Americans captive. Thus began the Iran Hostage Crisis, an affair that captivated the American public for 444 days and marked America's first confrontatio.
Taken Hostage
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: David Farber
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-01-10 - Publisher: Princeton University Press

On November 4, 1979, Iranian militants stormed the United States Embassy in Tehran and took sixty-six Americans captive. Thus began the Iran Hostage Crisis, an affair that captivated the American public for 444 days and marked America's first confrontation with the forces of radical Islam. Using hundreds of recently declassified
Humanity Held Hostage
Language: en
Pages: 278
Authors: Rose Assier Parvin
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995 - Publisher:

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A Land Held Hostage
Language: en
Pages: 112
Authors: Roger Scruton
Categories: Lebanon
Type: BOOK - Published: 1987 - Publisher: Continuum

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