References

Listed below are background materials that summarize research and writing on missing children.

Collins, J.J., Messerschmidt, P.M., McCalla, M.E., Iachan, R., and Hubbard, M.L. 1994. Planning the Second National Incidence Studies of Missing Abducted, Runaway, and Thrownaway Children—Final Report. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Justice.

Deitz, P. 1993 (June). Assessment of the definitions of runaways and thrownaway episodes used in NISMART 1, and recommendations for NISMART 2. Paper presented following the Research Triangle Institute planning symposium in Washington, DC.

Deitz, P. 1993 (June). Summary of the discussion regarding runaway and thrownaway definitions for NISMART 2. Paper presented following the Research Triangle Institute planning symposium in Washington, DC.

Finkelhor, D., Hotaling, G.T., and Sedlak, A. 1992. The abduction of children by strangers and nonfamily members: Estimating the incidence using multiple methods. Journal of Interpersonal Violence 7(2):226-243.

Finkelhor, D., Hotaling, G.T., and Sedlak, A. 1991. Children abducted by family members: A national household survey of incidence and episode characteristics. Journal of Marriage and the Family 53:805-817.

Finkelhor, D., Hotaling, G.T., and Sedlak, A. 1990. Missing, Abducted, Runaway, and Thrownaway Children in America. First Report: Numbers and Characteristics, National Incidence Studies. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

Meak, K. 1993 (June). NISMART 2 planning grant literature review. Paper presented following the Research Triangle Institute planning symposium in Washington, DC.

Plass, P. 1993 (June). Distinguishing between keepings and takings in the definition of family abductions: Lessons from NISMART 1 and advice for NISMART 2. Paper presented following the Research Triangle Institute planning symposium in Washington, DC.

Whitbeck, L., and Simons, R. 1990. Life on the streets: The victimization of runaway and homeless adolescents. Youth and Society 22:108-125.



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