Introduction


The data on abducted children contained in this report are taken from The Second National Incidence Studies of Missing, Abducted, Runaway, and Thrownaway Children, known as NISMART-2, funded under a grant from the Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. We are grateful to Heather Hammer, Ph.D., Temple University Institute for Survey Research, Principal Investigator of NISMART-2, David Finkelhor, Ph.D., University of New Hampshire, Crimes Against Children Research Center, and Andrea J. Sedlak, Ph.D., and Dana J. Schultz, M.P.P., Westat, Inc., for performing this special analysis.

Some materials in this publication have been adapted from the Know the Rules brochure series. Copyright © 1998 National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. All rights reserved.



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