Abduction, in law, the act of removing a person by force or by fraud from the protection or custody of a husband, parent, or legal guardian. The term may be used as a synonym for kidnapping. The term abduction can also apply to the taking of a child, without permission of a parent who has legal custody of the child, by a parent who does not have legal custody. The legal definition of abduction varies from state to state.
The media saturates us with stories of violence, but most people leave them on the page or screen. So what made these copycat killers act out?
You've heard the stat reported by the Mother Jones team: Since 1982, there have been 62 mass shootings in America, crimes like the one that James Holmes is accused of. Only one of those shootings was carried out by a woman. Why?