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Research brief: missing persons

Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no. 17

Bruce Swanton and Paul R Wilson

ISBN 0 642 13941 5 ISSN 0817-8542
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, March 1989


Using data from two research reports, the authors provide an introduction to the issue of missing persons. They cover: definitions of missing persons; who traces them; risk criteria used in responding to missing person reports; and initiatives to improve the tracing of missing persons.