Centre for the Study of Missing Persons
A knowledge resource for researchers and other interested parties to communicate and exchange knowledge about missing persons.
The Centre for the Study of Missing Persons
The Centre, founded to accommodate the growing interest in the field of missing persons, provides a clear focus for research, knowledge transfer and educational provision to academics, professionals in this community and relatives of missing people.
Dec 2017: Report into Men missing on a night out published
CSMP visiting fellow Geoff Newiss' report, "Men missing on a night out: Exploring the geography of fatal disappearances to inform search strategies", available now. Co-authored with SEES' Ian Greatbatch, the report presents findings from a study of 96 fatal disappearances of men who were last seen ‘on a night out’.
"It is this type of report and statistical assistance that plays a massive part of our investigations when considering search strategies in looking for missing people. It is work like this which will assist us in saving lives or at least bringing closure to the families who have lost loved ones." - Police Search Advisor from South Wales Police
Missing Persons Short Course
We offer a short course which enables students, from the UK or abroad, to consider the needs and challenges faced by people who go missing and their relatives. Develop an understanding of the real life practices of those investigating and managing these cases, as you explore key areas where research has had an influence on policy and practice both in the UK and abroad.
Dr. Karen Shalev Greene, Director of CSMP:
"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 Hub to access hundreds of academic and professional references in a wide variety of topics related to the study of missing persons."
Jo Youle, CEO Missing People:
"The charity Missing People is delighted to be working in partnership with the CSMP. Research is vital for developing understanding of the experiences of missing people and their families, and for identifying gaps in provision. We believe that this partnership will provide insight into what more can be done to safeguard, support and reconnect missing people".