This volume has been developed to identify the most current information regarding missing persons. While information is generally available regarding missing children cases, the book includes material on missing elders, missing adults, and human trafficking cases. Acknowledging the limited research in the field, the contributors use cases featuring children to underscore larger points regarding all missing persons cases. It is hoped that this work will trigger further research and exploration of these areas.
Perspectives on Missing Persons Cases includes not only professional, academic, and statistical information, but personal narratives as well. Throughout the book the reader will find experiential chapters authored by victims and their families. The highly personal accounts of their journeys can aid the professional in serving victims in a comprehensive manner sensitive to the unique needs of a missing persons case.