A missing person is an individual whose whereabouts are unknown and where there is some concern for his or her wellbeing. In the UK, around 250,000 people are reported missing every year, with the majority being children under the age of 18. Despite the fact that missing persons are a social phenomenon which encompasses vast areas of interest, relatively little is known about those who go missing, what happens to them while they are missing, and what can be done to prevent these incidents from occurring.
|Title of host publication||Missing Persons|
|Subtitle of host publication||A Handbook of Research|
|Editors||Karen Shalev-Greene, L. Alys|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 6 Oct 2016|