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National Study of Law Enforcement Agencies' Policies Regarding Missing Children and Homeless Youth, 1986

Author: Jim Collins; Mary Ellen McCalla; Linda L Powers; Ellen S Stutts; Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research.
Publisher: Ann Arbor, Mich. : Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1995.
Series: ICPSR (Series), 6127.
Edition/Format:   Computer file : English : ICPSR edView all editions and formats
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The purpose of the study was to provide information about law enforcement agencies' handling of missing child cases, including the rates of closure for these cases, agencies' initial investigative procedures for handling such reports, and obstacles to investigation. Case types identified include runaway, parental abduction, stranger abduction, and missing for unknown reasons. Other key variables provide information  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Collins; Mary Ellen McCalla; Linda L Powers; Ellen S Stutts; Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research.
OCLC Number: 61156484
Notes: Title from ICPSR DDI metadata of 2004-10-30.
Details: Mode of access: Intranet.
Contents: Part 1: Data File; Part 2: SAS Data Definition Statements
Series Title: ICPSR (Series), 6127.
Responsibility: James J. Collins, Mary Ellen McCalla, Linda L. Powers, Ellen S. Stutts

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The purpose of the study was to provide information about law enforcement agencies' handling of missing child cases, including the rates of closure for these cases, agencies' initial investigative procedures for handling such reports, and obstacles to investigation. Case types identified include runaway, parental abduction, stranger abduction, and missing for unknown reasons. Other key variables provide information about the existence and types of policies within law enforcement agencies regarding missing child reports, such as a waiting period and classification of cases. The data also contain information about the cooperation of and use of the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) and the National Crime Information Center (NCIC).

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