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How kidnapping became a big business

Sarah Best

16th January 2020

This video from The Economist looks at how kidnapping has become a big business.

A growing insurance industry has sprung up as a result as companies take out kidnap for ransom insurance policies for employees working in kidnap hotspots.

This video could be used for the Crime and Deviance (state crime, globalisation, human rights).

Sarah Best

Sarah is a passionate full-time Head of Sociology and Psychology and has worked in a variety in schools in the UK, and she is currently working in a British international school. She is keen to develop and boost the profile of both subjects.

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