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76 FBI L. Enforcement Bull. 10 (2007)
Understanding Stockholm Syndrome

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  Men, when they receive good
  from whence they expect evil,
  feel the more indebted to their
         -Niccolo Machiavelli

10 / FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin

    he world watched
       as Elizabeth Smart's
       family, both panicked
and heartbroken, desperately
cried out to news cameras and
begged  for their teenager's safe
return. Viewers saw haunting
images from  a home movie  that
featured a beautiful young girl
playing the harp like an angel.
The terror of this 14-year-old
snatched from her bed capti-
vated the hearts and minds of

    So, when authorities rescued
and safely returned her home,
people questioned how, in 9
months, she could not escape
or ask someone-anyone-for
help. But, her abductors did not
hold her captive, as initially
believed. In fact, she walked
in public, attended parties, and
even refused to reveal her true
identity when first approached
by police. Perhaps, even more
puzzling than her initial reluc-
tance to escape was her

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