Subtle cues that someone you don’t see is being deliberately evasive and giving off signs that they might be a fugitive using a new identity.
- The amount of time and effort spent tracking “wanted” people is determined by the reason they are wanted.
- The desire to remain undetected is sometimes used to identify people who are hiding.
- Suspected fugitives may be mild-mannered, have no digital trail, keep no images of themselves or their families, or conceal identifying clothing labels.
The term “fugitive” conjures up images of Bonnie and Clyde-style spectacular stories and high-profile criminals who have eluded capture. In fact, not every fugitive is a scary serial killer with a gun. Regardless of the allegations leveled against them, what they all have in common is a desire to avoid the criminal justice system.
Often, fugitives hide in plain sight with a new identity
As a professional prosecutor, I’ve seen Hollywood crime dramas portray: that the amount of time and effort spent following “wanted” people vary depending on their wants. When it comes to catching fleeing felons vs. fraudsters, police deploy various approaches. In any case, the reality is that outlaws exist among us, albeit infrequently. We could work with them, live near them, or (gasp) hire them to look after our kids. Many law-abiding persons are concerned because, regardless of the alleged offense, fleeing rather than facing the consequences might reflect a disregard for the law and a lack of accountability.
How can you recognize someone who is deliberately evasive?
Non-descriptiveness is a priority for fugitives using a new identity. You won’t remember someone you’ve never seen before. As a result, you’re unlikely to “see” a fugitive during a social gathering.
You’re unlikely to see them at all if they can avoid it. According to research, even after controlling for other background and demographic factors, sex offender fugitives who failed to register were five times more likely to live alone.
Smart fugitives become uninteresting. Boring and uninteresting. How do you know if the yawn factor is on purpose? Many people, after all, dress casually, eschew conspicuous apparel, and maintain a low profile. Here’s a hint: exerting energy and effort to be purposefully inconspicuous can be a red flag in and of itself.
While many people dress in bright colors and follow the latest fashion trends in the hopes that you would notice their style and thus notice them. Wanted people to tend to dress in neutral hues and avoid revealing distinguishing qualities on anything they own. They may, for example, remove the designer label from a piece of clothing or a bag. Wear an expensive shirt inside out to conceal the designer logo, or cover it up strategically.
An online fugitive with a new identity must not leave a digital footprint since digital footprints are more accessible to track than physical ones.
Hotheads keep a trail going by creating noise by whining or exhibiting rage. They try to avoid doing or saying anything unusual.
We could expect fugitives to change their look in order to fool others. However, we won’t be able to tell unless we have anything to compare it to. Someone who has no images of themselves or their families in a day and age. When everyone’s gadgets are full of photo galleries may be masking their identity, albeit this isn’t always the case. Because consistency is a sign of credibility, someone who appears to have no history could actually have one.
Whether you wish to stop crime or simply choose your friends carefully.
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