Investigating missing persons: learning from interviews with families

Penny Woolnough, Olivia Stevenson, Hester Parr

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-13
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Homicide and Major Incident Investigation
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - May 2015


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