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.
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||Journal of Homicide and Major Incident Investigation|
|Publication status||Published - May 2015|
Woolnough, P., Stevenson, O., & Parr, H. (2015). Investigating missing persons: learning from interviews with families. Journal of Homicide and Major Incident Investigation, 10(1), 1-13. http://library.college.police.uk/docs/J_Homicide_MII/J_Homicide_10.1.pdf