Investigating missing persons: learning from interviews with families

Parr, H. (2015) Investigating missing persons: learning from interviews with families. Journal of Homicide and Major Incident Investigation, 10(1), pp. 1-13.

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Based on novel research with families of missing persons, this article outlines important insights into the needs of families and the search related opportunities they present for targeted police investigative and search activities. The importance of empathetic and clear communication and liaison pathways between police and families are discussed along with good practice for police-family partnership working. The consequences of breakdowns in communications are also highlighted.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Parr, Professor Hester
Authors: Parr, H.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Geographical and Earth Sciences
Journal Name:Journal of Homicide and Major Incident Investigation
Publisher:Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) Homicide Working Group

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
512121Geographies of missing people: processes, experiences and responsesHester ParrEconomic & Social Research Council (ESRC)ES/H030166/1SCHOOL OF GEOGRAPHICAL & EARTH SCIENCES