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Behind the News: Hostage Takers

Philip Steele

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Behind the News, For National Curriculum Key Stage 3, Interest age: from c 12 years, Prose: non-fiction, People & places (Children's / Teenage), Personal & social issues: bullying, violence & abu

In-depth explorations of big topics in today's world.

Go behind the headlines to explore the wider background of news stories that are making a major impact across the world. In Hostage-takers, we ask who are today's hostage-takers and what do they want? What drives them to extreme action? We look at how captivity and stress affect the victims and ask whether we should negotiate with hostage-takers. How can lives be saved and how can hostage-taking be prevented in the first place?

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