Abduction – This legal term finds application within the Criminal Law. There it means to take someone away from a concrete place without that person’s consent or by fraud. Therefore in most jurisdictions, in order to occur, such criminal act can be described as changing the physical situation of the kidnapped person. Which means that for considering abduction, the victim has to be taken away. Abduction is a serious crime and usually done by organized criminal groups for trying to get ransom.

Synonym of “abduction” is “kidnapping”.

See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abduction

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