Welcome to the web page for the 3rd International Conference on Missing Children and Adults. It was my great pleasure to be chair of this conference, which was organised by Abertay University in partnership with the Scottish Institute for Policing Research, Police Scotland and the Centre for the Study of Missing Persons at Portsmouth University, and sponsored by WPC Software. The conference is the only international conference which sees academics, practitioners and policy makers come together to explore and discuss the full range of issues associated with the challenges faced by those who are missed, those who are charged with responding to missing and those who are affected by missing in its broadest sense.
If you have any questions regarding the conference, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Book of Abstracts
Missing Conference - 2517 Presentations
- Claire Taylor - Missing Behaviour
- Daniel Hunt - Missing Adult’s and Children’s Behaviours
- Donata Andriuskeviciute and Fiona Gabbert - Examining the Efficacy...
- Stephanie Bennett - Forensic Interviews
- Esther Beadle - A missing person’s perspective on social media
- Joseph Hamilton - Police Use of Social Media in Missing Persons Investigations
- Karen Shalev-Greene - Impact of public appeals
- Abigail Salter - The Quest for Adventure in the Safe Society
- Susan Giles and John Bayly - Proof of Feasibility studies
- Ana Tavares - Living in Uncertainty
- Craig Collie - The Role of Guardianship in Stranger Child Abduction
- Clare Lushey - The impact of No Wrong Door
- Sofia Mahjoub - Sexual Exploitation
- Sofia Mahjoub - Profile & Trajectories
- Alison Watson - Police Scotland and Shelter Scotland
- Gillian Scott and Liz Lafferty - Partnership in Action
- Harold Burrows and Michaela Zannaki - The Smile of the Child
- Claire Taylor - Adult Missing Persons
- Joe Apps - Harm and missing persons
- Ori Katz - An Endless Narrative
- Loren O'Keeffe - The importance of community and the role of social media
- Mette Drivsholm - Missing Children in Migration
- Susan Hitchin - International Cooperation for Missing Person Investigations
- Lonneke Lenferink - Missing persons
- Paul Boelen - Cognitive-Behavioral Correlates of Psychological Symptoms among...
Missing Conference - 2522 Presentations
- Becca Padbury and Shane Hemsley - Adults
- Hester Parr - What missing people and their families tell us about return
- Karen Shalev-Greene - Safe and Well
- Arely Cruz-Santiago - Citizen-Led Forensics
- Maggie Sweeney - Missing But Assumed Dead
- Shuki Minivitzki and Galit Itzhaki Shimshon - Creating a Formal Platform...
- Charlie Hedges - Amber Alert
- Naomi Eales - Risky BusinessTony Osborne - The Investigative Journey from Missing to Murder
- Tony Osborne - The Investigative Journey from Missing to Murder
- Ali Bukar - On Age Progression of Ben Needhams Face
- Jim Lampinen - Age Progression
- Jim Lampinen - Expectations of Encounter
- Helen Ody - Underwater decomposition and forensic entomology
- Jon Rees - Forensic Oceanography
- Lorna Dennison-Wilkins - The Body Recovery from Water Study
- Zara Fuhl - Exploring predictive factors in the distance of bodies...
- Abigail Salter and Karen Shalev-Greene - Protecting Vulnerable Persons
- Jan Dewing - People with dementia
- Jim Royan and Cameron Tait - Adults Missing from Care
- Jane Thompson and Eleanor Page - Safeguarding on Transport
- Suzanne Smith and Val Johnson - Patients who Go Missing from NHS Care...
- Amy Humphrey - A Job Well Done
- Roberta Sinclair - National Centre for Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains
- Susan Giles and Neha Prashar - Understanding the Impact of a Dedicated Missing...
Partners and Supporters
The conference was organised with the partnership of:
The conference organisers were kindly supported by the Dundee & Angus Convention Bureau.
The conference was sponsored by WPC Software. WPC Software is an established provider of information technology solutions with a strong focus on the public sector. WPC provide various solutions to police and other organisations including case management to protect vulnerable persons.
In particular, COMPACT Misper is a well-established system in the UK for the management of missing person investigations and the proactive management of those vulnerable when missing.