Ethical challenges arise in the investigations of missing persons cases from the prioritization of casework to the management of privacy of individual families. Cultural differences may affect how an investigation should be handled, and secrets may be revealed without careful navigation of the information supplied and discovered during an investigation. Out of respect for a family missing their loved one, investigators attempt to maintain open communication, but must limit information that would compromise the investigation. Modern surveillance tools may aid future missing persons investigations but social norms and legal constraints should dictate whether and how to implement such tools to the benefit of society.
- Cultural differences
- Ethical challenges
- Ethics of missing persons investigations
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