Discussion Question: Do you believe that parental kidnapping should be treated less severely from a law/punishment standpoint than kidnapping by a stranger?

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Chapter 3 in your textbook and Unit 2B in Canvas include discussion of parental kidnapping/family abduction. According to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), of the 27,000 missing children reported to NCMEC in 2017, 5% were family abductions. According to the NCMEC, family abductions or parental kidnappings typically occur “when a child is taken, wrongfully retained, or concealed by a parent or other family member depriving another individual of their custody or visitation rights.”

Discussion Question: Do you believe that parental kidnapping should be treated less severely from a law/punishment standpoint than kidnapping by a stranger?

In answering this question, do the following:

First, clearly answer the question as Yes or No

Second, provide three substantive reasons to support your answer with appropriate citation to Chapter 3 in your textbook and Unit 2B in Canvas as applicable

Third, identify an actual case of parental kidnapping which supports your answer and provide a brief description of the case as well as explain how it provides evidence to support your answer. Be sure to provide a citation for the location in which you found the case.

Your discussion submission should be thorough and well-written and at least 300 words long with appropriate citation to Chapter 3 in your textbook and Unit 2B in Canvas as applicable

Responses to other students should be at least 100 words long with appropriate citation to Chapter 3 in your textbook and Unit 2B in Canvas as applicable.

In your response, do the following:

First, clearly agree or disagree with the student’s original post

Second, provide two substantive reasons for your agreement or disagreement with appropriate citation to Chapter 3 in your textbook and Unit 2B in Canvas as applicable