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Finding Cold Case Missing Persons

In April 2020, 6 students at the University of Central Lancashire started working on a Locate International project using open-source intelligence investigation skills to help research case facts around cold-case missing people. This talk will consider our methods, successes, and failures giving an insight into how this programme has operated.

JPDJohn is UCLan’s Digital Safety Advocate and Forensic Computing course leader. He is research active within the Child Computer Interaction (ChiCI) and Security and Forensic Research (SAFeR) groups. He is currently researching ways to encourage young children (7-11 years old) to take a mindful approach to the online disclosure of their personal and private data. His main teaching duties are in digital forensic investigations and forensic technology. John teaches students on both the Policing and Computing courses.