Thursday, November 5, 2009

Jaycee Dugard Had Stockholm Syndrome?

By Robert Gammon
Thu, Nov 5, 2009 at 10:27 AM

A new report from the state inspector general reveals that Jaycee Dugard, the woman who was kidnapped as a child and held in an East Bay sex-offender's backyard for eighteen years, apparently suffered from Stockholm syndrome. According to the Chron, the report states that when authorities first questioned Dugard, she defended her kidnapper, Philip Craig Garrido, calling him "a great father who was good with her kids." Stockholm syndrome refers to the phenomenon of victims who identify with their captors.

The investigative report also faults state parole officers for repeatedly failing to monitor Garrido properly and for failing to discover Dugard and her children - whom authorities believe are also Garrido's kids.

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