NationStates Jolt Archive

Why do people kidnap others?

Suicidal Librarians
31-03-2004, 23:41
What is a kidnappers reason for taking a child, or an adult for that matter? I just don't get it, what's the point? It's not like a person gains anything from doing that, if anything they get thrown in jail. If anyone has some answers it would be great to hear them, or read them, or...whatever. :?
Socialist Meribia
01-04-2004, 00:02
Ransom money, rape, murder, power/ego name it. Stupid, yes, but hey - we're talking about humans here. Not the smartest beings in the known universe.
Suicidal Librarians
01-04-2004, 00:41
I can understand ransom but most kidnapped people aren't rich.