Institute of Criminal Justice Studies
The Centre for the Study of Missing Persons
The Centre for the Study of Missing Persons (CSMP) is one of the specialist research centres of the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies. It has been founded to accommodate the growing interest in the field of missing persons, providing a clear focus for research, knowledge transfer and educational provision to academics, professionals in this community and relatives of missing people. The Centre aims to function as a one-stop knowledge resource which researchers and other interested parties can access, and use to communicate and exchange knowledge about missing persons.
Have you been affected by a family member going missing? Jennie Norris, at the University of Hertfordshire, would like to hear your stories. Please visit the Missing People site to find out more.
"There is a small but growing body of research into missing persons, and a great deal of potential for new research to fill the gaps in existing knowledge. The Centre for the Study of Missing Persons has been created to enhance this knowledge and contribute towards a reduction of the problem. I hope you will register with the CSMP to receive further information and become active in the activities we intend to run."
Dr. Karen Shalev Greene, Director of CSMP
"Missing People is delighted to be working in partnership with the Centre for the Study of Missing Persons. The development of the Centre represents an exciting opportunity to increase capacity for research about missing children and adults. The new knowledge shared by the Centre will be valuable both within the sector and beyond. Most importantly it will help us to ensure that every child or adult who goes missing, for whatever reason, is reconnected to safety."
Martin Houghton-Brown, Chair of Advisory Board