Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Stockholm Syndrome

One of the mystery's surrounding the recent case invloving Michael Devlin who was charged with the kidnapping of teenagers Ben Ownby and Shawn Hornbeck is why Shawn Hornbeck who went missing in 2002 never tried to escape or inform anybody of his plight despite seemingly having the opportunity to do so at any time.

One explanation that has been put forward is the Stockholm Syndrome, a psychological response whereby an abducted hostage, exhibits loyalty to the hostage-taker.

Click Here To Visit The Stockholm Syndrome Wikipedia Page

Click Here To Watch A BBC News Item About The Case

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