Portland State University. School of Social Work
Date of Award
Master of Social Work (MSW)
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Runaway teenagers -- United States -- Evaluation, Missing children -- United States
It is the purpose of this research project to develop a profile of predictive variables that would be helpful in distinguishing a missing juvenile report of a runaway from that of a missing youth who may have met with "foul play" and who does not fit the pattern of the runaway youth. The usefulness of such a tested set of predictive variables would be in designing a report form to be used by the peace officer who takes the initial report enabling him to immediately identify the situation as one of a runaway indicating one type of follow-up as opposed to a situation involving the possibility of "foul play" which would indicate a totally different investigative procedure and priority of action.
Crannell, Neil E. and Hoffman, Patricia A., "A Study to Differentiate Between Runaways and Non-runaways Among Juveniles Reported Missing" (1975). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 1779.