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Pub. Type Report
Title National Study of Law Enforcement Practices Regarding Missing Children and Homeless Youth: Phase II Report
Author(s) RTI International
Subtitle/Series Name
Pub. Date Sep 1988
Abstract The study consisted of three phases: a national survey of police agencies to determine case characteristics, investigative priorities and procedures, obstacles to investigation, and case outcomes; site visits to 30 cities to interview police and shelter agency personnel about police response and problems in connection with missing children cases; and interviews with parents and guardians and with recovered children to obtain their perspective on police handling of their case. The final report will integrate the results to generate information about police actions, decision making, and outcomes; and to make recommendations for future police policies and practices. The need for additional time and support was caused by a delay in completing the second phase data collection, the need to construct the files necessary for determining sample case outcomes, and by design modifications and delays in connection with the first and second phases. source
Issue/No. NCJ 142368
Producer United States Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Place of Production Washington, DC

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