Long-Term Missing Child Guide for Law Enforcement
This guide, based on recommendations made during a long-term missing child summit held at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children in April 2014, outlines recommended practices to be used by law enforcement with these cases. This ground-breaking guide includes best-practice recommendations and a wealth of valuable resources to assist law enforcement with these challenging and complex cases. Topics, as shared by professionals in the field, recovered victims and family members of victims, range from an overview of the problem to specific investigative practices, policies and principles including information about the value of evidence review, complexities of child abductions involving long-term confinement, value of search considerations, importance of identifying recovered but unidentified children, and complexities of family dynamics and survivor recovery. 226 pp.