Problem

Ransom

Other Names:
Risk of being ransomed
Nature:

Ransom is the practice of holding a prisoner or item to extort money or property to secure their release, or it may refer to the sum of money involved.

When ransom means "payment", the word comes via Old French rançon from Latin redemptio = "buying back": compare "redemption".

Broader Problems:
Risk
Criminal coercion
Narrower Problems:
Ransoming of property
Problem Type:
J: Problems Under Consideration
Subject(s):
Hazards
Maltreatment
Date of last update
30.06.2018 – 20:38 CEST