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KFR reading

Akwash, F.A. (2016). The psychological impact of kidnapping. Scholarly Journal of Science Research and Essay, 5(1), 1-5.


Alexander, D.A. & Klein, S. (2009). Kidnapping and hostage-taker: A review of effects, coping and resilience. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 102, 16-21.


Alvarez, J.R. (2009). The psychological impact of kidnap. Retrieved from:


Callimachi, R. (2016, March 9). How ISIS built the machinery of terror under Europe’s gaze. The New York Times. Retrieved from:


Corner, E., Gill, P., & Mason, O. (2016). Mental health disorders and the terrorist: A research note probing selection effects and disorder prevalence. Studies In Conflict & Terrorism, (39)6, 560-568.


Crisis management corporate guidelines. (2014). Hiscox booklet. Retrieved from:  


Crisis training manual: Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS). Retrieved from:


De Frabrique, N., Romano, S.J., Vecchi, G.M. & Van Hasselt, V.B. (2007). Understanding Stockholm Syndrome. FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, (76)7, 10-15.


Doucet, L. (2016). How four men survived as hostages of IS. Magazine. Retrieved from:


Escaped Austrian Teen May Have Stockholm Syndrome. (2006). Retrieved from:


Fuselier, G.D. (1999). Placing the Stockholm Syndrome in perspective. FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, (68)7, 22-25.


Giebels, E., Noelanders, S. & Vervaeke, G. (2005). The hostage experience: Implications for negotiation strategies. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, 12, 241-253.


Gye, H. (2013). Inside the mind of a kidnap victim: How Stockholm Syndrome leaves scars that last a lifetime. Retrieved from:


Hall, L. (2016). Lindt siege inquest hears Man Monis was a mentally ill man who became a terrorist. Retrieved from:


Hamm, M. & Spaaij, R. (2015). Lone wolf terrorism in America: Using knowledge of radicalization pathways to forge prevention strategies. Retrieved from:  


Hernandez-Wolf, P. (n.d.). Vicarious Resilience.

Hernandez, P., Gangsei, D., & Engstrom, D.(2007). Vicarious resilience: A qualitative investigation into a description of a new concept. Family Process, 46, 229-241.

Killian, K., Hernandez-Wolfe, P., Engstrom, D. & Gangsei, D. (2017). Development of the Vicarious Resilience Scale (VRS): A Measure of Positive Effects of Working with Trauma Survivors. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy.9(1), 23-31 

Koubaridis, A. (2016). Sydney siege inquest: Any ‘police failings need to be dealt’. Retrieved from:


Lindhout, A. & Corbett, S. (2014). A house in the sky: A memoir. NY, NY: Simon and Schuster.


Masters, B. (2007). A bond that is beyond reason. Retrieved from:


Palin, M. (2016). Sydney siege inquest: Shocking reason calls from hostages weren’t answered. Retrieved from:


Safi, M. (2015). Sydney siege gunman may have been suffering psychosis, inquest told. Retrieved from:


Schmid, A. P. (2020). Prevention of kidnappings and hostage-taking by terrorists. In A. P. Schmid (Ed.) Handbook of Terrorism Prevention and Preparedness (pp. 732-762). ICCT Press Publication.


Simon, J. (2019, January 25). The business of kidnapping: Inside the secret world of hostage negotiation. The Guardian.


SmartRiskSolutions GmbH. (2019). Kidnap for ransom: Examination of the crime and crisis management from different perspectives (White Paper).


St-Yves, M., Thompson, J., & Bibeau, L. (2021). Hostage negotiations: Psychological aspects of hostage situations and negotiation strategies for resolving crisis. In P. Marques (Ed.), Police Psychology. Elsevier.


Thompson, J. (2013). Active listening techniques of hostage and crisis negotiators. Retrieved from:


Thompson, J. (2014a). Secret skill of crisis and hostage negotiators: Slow it down! Retrieved from:


Thompson, J. (2014b). Active listening: Using “PRIME SOS” to recall the critical skills of crisis & hostage negotiators. Article distributed during NYPD and other hostage negotiation trainings.


Thompson, J. (2015). The 5 Core Skills of Hostage Negotiators.


Thompson, J. (2017). Terrorism & hostage negotiation: Law enforcement strategies, preparation, and training. The Command Post. Retrieved from:


Thompson, J. (2018b). Active Listening: Using “PRIME SOS+” to recall the critical skills of crisis & hostage negotiators. In Paper distributed during law enforcement hostage negotiation trainings.


Thompson, J. (2022). Enhancing resilience: An interpretative phenomenological analysis of The Awe Project. Journal of Community Safety and Well-Being, 7(3), 93-110.


Thompson, J. (2023). ‘Sydney Syndrome’: A Perspective for understanding the actions of hostages and kidnap victims (White Paper).


Thompson, J., Grubb, A.R., Ebner, N., Chirico, A., & Pizzolante, M. (2022). Increasing crisis hostage negotiator effectiveness: Embracing awe and other resilience practices. Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution, 23(3), 615-685.


Thompson, J. & Jensen, E. (2023). Hostage negotiator resilience: A phenomenological study of awe. Frontiers in Psychology/Clinical Settings,


Westcott, K. (2013). What is Stockholm Syndrome? Retrieved from:

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