Missing Persons in a European context: research, practitioner and policy perspectives

   17th May 2013, Scotland House, Brussels

A one day seminar on Missing Persons was held on the 17th May 2013 at Scotland House, in Brussels. The aims of the seminar was to share findings from recent and current research on missing persons, to understand the challenges faced by practitioners and policy makers with responsibilities for missing persons, and to help build an inter-disciplinary and inter-professional European network of those working in this field.

The Programme included presentations from international experts from Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands, and the UK.

Missing Persons in a European context: research, practitioner and policy perspectives

The Programme was organised by members of a joint academic-police research team* undertaking a three year study of missing persons in the UK. Funded by the UK's Economic and Social Research Council and focusing on missing adults, this project examines the experiences of people who have gone missing and then returned, the role of the police in missing persons investigations, and the activities of families in searching for missing relatives.

Key findings from this research were presented at the seminar and further details of the project are available at: http://www.geographiesofmissingpeople.org.uk

*Dr Hester Parr & Dr Olivia Stevenson (University of Glasgow); Professor Nick Fyfe (SIPR and University of Dundee); Dr Penny Woolnough (Grampian Police)
 
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