ERIC Number: ED225051
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Missing Children's Act. Hearings before the Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights of the Committe on the Judiciary. House of Representatives, Ninety-Seventh Congress, First Session on H.R. 3781. (November 18 and 30, 1981). Serial No. 33.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on the Judiciary.
This booklet presents proceedings from hearings on H.R. 3781, the Missing Children's Act, legislation which proposes the establishment of a centralized computer system that would become a national clearinghouse of information on missing children and would expedite the efforts of both parents and police in locating and identifying dead and/or missing chldren. The materials provide evidence currently in the public record about the increasing national tragedy of missing children, and the testimony of: (1) knowledgeable legislators; (2) parents who have experienced the frustrations of trying to locate first their kidnapped son and then his murderer; (3) experts, e.g., a doctor specializing in forensic pathology, who becomes involved when a child is reported missing or is found dead or alive; and (4) the Assistant Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Technical Services Division. Also included are excerpts from the National Crime Information Center Newsletter; testimony from the Executive Director and a forensic psychologist for Child Advocacy, Inc., a non-profit corporation dedicated to improving systems and services for children; case studies of missing children; and additional material pertaining to the proposed legislation. (PAS)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on the Judiciary.