Active discussions
WikiProject Law Enforcement (Rated Start-class)
This article is within the scope of the WikiProject Law Enforcement. Please Join, Create, and Assess.
Start-Class article Start  This article has been rated as Start-Class on the quality scale.
 ???  This article has not yet received a rating on the importance scale.


Surely this is inaccurate. How many Icelanders were involved in turn-of-the-century organized crime? It seems much more likely that the etymology is to Old Norse or Old Danish (either of whom invaded England at some point.) The Icelandic word would simply be similar, since Icelandic has been relatively unchanged from Old Norse. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:10, 11 May 2009 (UTC)

Expand on this to make it relevantEdit

"For what may be considered obvious reasons, fugitives generally avoid contact with individuals from their home country. However, they might spend much time on the Internet to fulfill the basic daily need for conversation, especially if they are unable to communicate well with the people in their new country."

This seems pretty random just thrown out there. Unless there is a section dedicated to life on the lam, this might want to be erased. Figureground 21:25, 20 May 2007 (UTC)

Nah. I feel that the phrase "on the lam" (also known as "on the run") needs its own article. The phrase is not only used to refer to fugitives. It's also used to basically refer to someone who has taken off and is trying to avoid whoever they are trying to avoid, as the person is being sought after by the one (or ones) they'd rather not be found by. Flyer22 21:42, 23 September 2007 (UTC)

Yep, this page is pointless. "On the Lam" is American English only, and the definition here is overwrought and looks entirely fictitious. "On the lam" might be derived from "The Lamm Technique, invented by Herman Lamm q.v.

This article isn't pointless. I mean, of course, it needs fixing up and expansion, however. I noticed a while ago that an editor went ahead and merged this article with On the lam. I don't feel that was necessary. Even if "On the lam" is American English only, it's not like "American English only" articles are not allowed to exist on Wikipedia, or that they should not exist on Wikipedia. Flyer22 01:53, 2 November 2007 (UTC)
The only part that is pointless is the whole thing about the origin of English and the Germanic languages. Completely irrelevant. Thomasiscool (talk) 02:47, 23 June 2008 (UTC)

Why 2 stubs..? (talk) 19:06, 9 April 2009 (UTC)

Laws against being on the runEdit

It would be interesting to have a section about what laws there are specifically against being a fugitive, regardless of the crime itself or one's ultimate innocence or guilt. Obviously "resisting arrest" is against the law, but there are probably others out there pertaining to escape and evasion. I just watched the movie The Fugitive (excellent movie!) and it occurred to me that even after Kimble was exonerated he would still face a host of charges associated with his run. SnappingTurtle (talk) 19:18, 27 June 2010 (UTC)

How does the government go about finding fugitives?Edit

Is there any info on the particulars of how that's done? Thanks, Tisane talk/stalk 07:56, 2 July 2010 (UTC)

External links modifiedEdit

Hello fellow Wikipedians,

I have just modified one external link on Fugitive. Please take a moment to review my edit. If you have any questions, or need the bot to ignore the links, or the page altogether, please visit this simple FaQ for additional information. I made the following changes:

When you have finished reviewing my changes, you may follow the instructions on the template below to fix any issues with the URLs.

As of February 2018, "External links modified" talk page sections are no longer generated or monitored by InternetArchiveBot. No special action is required regarding these talk page notices, other than regular verification using the archive tool instructions below. Editors have permission to delete these "External links modified" talk page sections if they want to de-clutter talk pages, but see the RfC before doing mass systematic removals. This message is updated dynamically through the template {{sourcecheck}} (last update: 15 July 2018).

  • If you have discovered URLs which were erroneously considered dead by the bot, you can report them with this tool.
  • If you found an error with any archives or the URLs themselves, you can fix them with this tool.

Cheers.—InternetArchiveBot (Report bug) 16:24, 8 October 2017 (UTC)

Return to "Fugitive" page.