First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Jenna MoralesFollow

Mentor/s

Stephen Briner

Participation Type

Paper Talk

Abstract

The National Missing and Unidentified Person System (NamUs) is a database containing information about thousands of active missing person cases in the United States. We are using NamUs to investigate factors associated with cases of missing persons nationwide. We have identified several geographical “hot spots” where the rate of cases per population are especially high. We are also analyzing demographic information and case circumstances to learn more about who is at risk for going missing.

College and Major available

College of Arts and Sciences, Psychology BS

Course Name and Number, Professor Name

Psychology Capstone: Research PS-397 Stephen Briner

Location

Digital Commons

Start Day/Time

5-5-2021 1:00 PM

End Day/Time

5-5-2021 4:00 PM

Students' Information

Jenna Morales, Psychology Major, Honors student, graduation year 2021

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Using the NamUs Database to Investigate Trends in Missing Persons Cases

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The National Missing and Unidentified Person System (NamUs) is a database containing information about thousands of active missing person cases in the United States. We are using NamUs to investigate factors associated with cases of missing persons nationwide. We have identified several geographical “hot spots” where the rate of cases per population are especially high. We are also analyzing demographic information and case circumstances to learn more about who is at risk for going missing.