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- n. A person who negotiates with a person, or groups of persons, for the release of a person, or groups of persons.
Modern hostage negotiation principles began in 1972 when, then New York Police Detective Harvey Schlossberg, a police officer with a PHD in psychology, recognized the need for trained personnel in the intervention of hostage situations. (Wiktionary)
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