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Even the families of murder victims are not immune to Stockholm Syndrome

Stockholm Syndrome – Definition Stockholm syndrome refers to a group of psychological symptoms that occur in some persons in a captive or hostagesituation. It has received considerable media publicity in recent years because it has been used to explain the behavior ofsuch well-known kidnapping victims as Patty Hearst (1974) and Elizabeth Smart (2002). The term takes its name from abank robbery in Stockholm, Sweden, in August 1973. The robber took four employees of the bank (three women and oneman) into the vault with him and kept them hostage for 131 hours. After the employees were finally released, theyappeared to have formed a paradoxical emotional bond with their captor; they told reporters that they saw the police astheir enemy rather than the bank robber, and that they had positive feelings toward the criminal. From the Free Dictionary – Medical section – http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Stockholm+syndrome It’s almost inevitable that the families of those who are murdered…