A Model of Databases Missing Persons and Unidentified Bodies in Thailand

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Rachadaporn Mornmoung
Sarit Suebpongsiri


The purposes of this study were 1) to study the problems and obstacles the database storage of missing persons and unidentified bodies in Thailand; and 2) To present a database pattern of missing persons and unidentified bodies. The methodology of Mixed Methods such as the quantitative research and qualitative research were used. The sample involved 340 officials from four government agencies and the method of quantitative research was purposive sampling. The qualitative research selected of 17 peoples from panel experts with experience in the practice of missing persons, unidentified Persons and unidentified bodies. The technically using the Delphi technique and use the verification by the triangulation method, collect information from the questionnaire and analyzed by descriptive statistic.

The results indicated that problems and obstacles were divided into 4 section Including 1) The Insufficient personnel and knowledge 2) Not enough budget to investigation 3) The management system is unclear 4) there are no suitable tools and location for operation. The model of databases missing persons and unidentified bodies in Thailand is divided into 3 levels as follows:
Level 1: The developed infrastructure through integration of cooperation and system development
Level 2: The importing information system
Level 3: The development of technologies to support identification process such as the developed innovation and using the Artificial Intelligence (AI) application, etc.


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Mornmoung, R., & Suebpongsiri, S. (2021). A Model of Databases Missing Persons and Unidentified Bodies in Thailand. Journal of Criminology and Forensic Science, 7(1), 55-70. Retrieved from https://so02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/forensic/article/view/245045
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