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Having sample,22

“lost” 3 mothers and 2 fathers from the original it is interesting to note that our 25 interviews in this

research project with the parents of abducted children comprised of 16 mother interviews (64%) and 9 father interviews (36%). However, as we stated in “the outcomes report”,23 although we

had made contact most easily with mothers, draw any reliable conclusion from this fact.

we

are

unable

to

The “spread” of countries involved, is as set out in “the outcomes report”,24 subject only to the changes in the loss of 5 members of the original sample (representing the loss of only 3 cases as the other parent in 2 of the 5 cases remained in our sample) and the acquisition of 3 new cases through the adults abducted as children who joined our sample (where 2 of the abductions were between the United States and European jurisdictions and the other concerned an intra-European abduction).

The locations in which the interviews took place are the same as in “the outcomes report” subject to the loss of 5 of the original sample and the “gain” of the 5 “others”. As before, we have taken great care to avoid the identification of our research subjects, which includes the provision of information from which identification would be possible. For this reason, and also because some parents have indicated that they do not wish the other parent to know whether or not they have taken part in the research, we are not providing the details of these locations.

Before turning to the specific findings, it is interesting to note once again the comparative statistics between father and mother abductions. 12 of the 19 cases concerning “current” children involved an abduction by the mother of the child(ren) (63.15%),

the remaining 7 (36.84%). In the

cases involving an abduction by the father additional 3 cases concerning adults abducted

22

See methodology supra.

23

At 13.

24

At 13.

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