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Lockdown 3: stricter rules could lead to more vulnerable people going missing

By Freya O'Brien, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, University of Liverpool
Craig Collie, Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Portsmouth
Susan Giles, Lecturer, Forensic and Investigative Psychology, University of Liverpool
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In non-pandemic times, a person goes missing every 90 seconds in the UK, either intentionally, accidentally or because they are forced to. While many missing people are found quickly or return voluntarily, some do come to emotional, physical and sexual harm, including self-harm.

It is crucial that we try to understand the impact that current lockdowns across the UK will have on the rates and…

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