Jaycee Dugard Had Stockholm Syndrome?

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.

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