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NCJ Number: NCJ 179085     Find in a Library
Title: Second Comprehensive Study of Missing Children
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Author(s): Louise Hanson
Date Published: 04/2000
Page Count: 6
  Annotation: The National Incidence Studies of Missing, Abducted, Runaway, and Thrownaway Children (NISMART 2) that is now underway is the second national study to measure the incidence of each category of missing children.
Abstract: The study will provide vital data on the incidence of missing children in eight categories: runaway/thrownaway, nonfamily abduction, family abduction, custodial interference, lost and involuntarily, missing due to injury, missing due to false alarm situations, and sexually assaulted. The first study took place in 1988, with results published in 1990. Researchers in the current study are surveying approximately 16,000 households by telephone to determine how many children are missing on an annual basis. They are also surveying approximately 8,000 youth in a related telephone survey to determine what happens during missing child episodes from the perspective of the children involved. Other data sources include interviews with law enforcement officers and directors of residential facilities and institutions for youth; also analyzing data on thrownaway children from a related survey of community professionals. Data collection ended in late 1999; analyses will take place in 2000. The study aims to benefit both policymakers and practitioners in their efforts to address missing children’s issues. Photographs of missing children, description of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and 8 references
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Kidnapping ; Juvenile dependency and neglect ; Research methods ; Runaways ; Research design ; Child Abduction ; Child Sexual Abuse ; Juvenile justice research ; Missing children
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Grant Number: 95-MC-CX-K004
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
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United States of America
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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