Missing Persons: a Handbook of Research

Karen Shalev Greene (Editor), Llian Alys (Editor)

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages252
ISBN (Print)978-1409468028
Publication statusPublished - 6 Oct 2016


  • criminology
  • criminal justice
  • social work
  • social policy
  • socio-legal studies


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