HostageTakingStudent’sNameAffiliateInstitution HostageTakingHostagetaking is a situation which involves carrying out of seizing and detention to aperson while at the same process, it involves issuing of threats that aredangerous to one’s life while waiting for other bodies like government to act.Various countries have their jurisdictions which act on activities of hostages (Bloomfield, 2001). Hostage can be a criminal or aterrorism act depending on how it gets performed.
While referring to hostagetaking as criminal act, it is viewed that every person performs the act oftaking someone hostage is deemed to be guilty where he is indictable offenceand in this case, the persons remains liable. For example, in situation s where firearm get used, to have the act done, or if the firearm get used to have an offence committed,it is considered to be criminal act of hostage. It often happens for the benefit of one party at a direction or in criminalorganization.
In such cases, it may lead to severe act of imprisonment for lifeas given by various jurisdictions like the one practiced by the United Statesgovernment.Whileon the other hand, when referring to hostage as terrorism act, the incidentsget noticed only after their occurrences get felt which means they often happenand cannot be prevented with ease. For example, it may involve taking of ransomwhich in the later stages of hostage, takes part in funding terrorist (Yun & Roth, 2008). It also get referred as a terrorism act because it gets perfumed in away that are dramatic forums which means that the life and death of a person isnot known and hang on a balance. When such incidences happen, there is suspenseand more so, danger occurs. All these practices cause, innocent people are atrisk due to being on hand of armed individuals.Inconclusion, it is important to have a good understanding of hostage taker. Thisis because, it helps in ways through which facts can get established knowing theircauses and motives.
Again, it forms an important part since it helps in knowinghow closely related terrorism individuals act when analyzing their situational dynamics. ReferencesBloomfield, K. (2001).Hostage taking and government response.
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