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Missing persons reports,  research & multimedia

Missing persons reports and research in Australia

Families and Friends of Missing Persons Unit. (2012). When Someone is Missing: A Strategy to Support those Left Behind, FFMPU, NSW Department of Attorney General and Justice: Sydney.

Families and Friends of Missing Persons Unit. (2005). Report on the Roundtable Meeting for Siblings of Missing People, NSW Department of Attorney General and Justice: Sydney.

Jacques, L. (2002). To study of the international social policy response and provision of services for the families and friends and significant others of people who are missing, Winston Churchill Memorial Trust of Australia.

Henderson, M, Henderson P & Kiernan, C. (2000). Missing persons: incidence, issues and impacts, Trends & Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice no. 144, Australian Institute of Criminology: Canberra.

Henderson, M., & Henderson, P. (1998). Missing people : Issues for the Australian community. Australian Bureau of Criminal Intelligence: Canberra

Hunter Institute of Mental Health (2001)  It's the hope that hurts - Best practice in counselling models relevant to families and friends of missing persons​, NSW Department of Attorney General and Justice: Sydney.

James, M., Anderson, J., & Putt, J. (2008). Missing persons in Australia, Trends and Issues In Criminal Justice,No. 353, Australian Institute of Criminology: Canberra.

Lorang, C. (2002).  Support needs of family and friends of long-term missing persons: Towards effective assistance for those who grieve, NSW Department of Attorney General and Justice: Sydney.

Robertson, B., & Demosthenous, C.M., (2004).   Young Aboriginal females reported missing to police: "Which way for prevention and service", NSW Department of Attorney General and Justice: Sydney.

Wayland, S (2005).  To study the international approach to counselling for unresolved loss relating to families of missing persons, Winston Churchill Memorial Trust of Australia.

Multimedia

Missing: A DVD about Missing Persons is an educational DVD aimed at raising awareness of missing person issues in Aboriginal communities. Please contact FFMPU to order this DVD.

FFMPU Facebook page

A review of the Families and Friends of Missing Persons (FFMPU) Facebook page was conducted in October 2014, 12 months after the page was launched. The purpose of the review was to:

  • evaluate the Facebook page in line with initial objectives;
  • increase understanding of current users activity and needs;
  • explore the potential of social medium to respond to the needs of families and friends, service providers and the community; and
  • explore whether there was a consistent standard of service between government jurisdictions in the use of social media.

FFMPU Facebook evaluation​ (PDF, 590Kb)
42pp report

Useful research links

National Missing Persons Coordination Centre (NMPCC) research webpage

The Centre for the Study of Missing Persons Research Hub (UK) provides access to a number of key missing persons’ publications.