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Author Morewitz, Stephen John, 1954-

Title Stalking and violence : new patterns of trauma and obsession / Stephen J. Morewitz
Published New York : Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, [2003]


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Description xiii, 150 pages ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Stalking and Role Relationships -- 2. Cyberstalking: Child and Adult Victims -- 3. Characteristics of Stalking Victims and Offenders -- 4. The Impact of Stalking -- 5. Non-Legal Responses to Stalking -- 6. Stalking Law and Victims' Use of the Courts -- 7. Police Intervention -- 8. Treatment and Incarceration -- App. A. Research Methods -- App. B. Selected Cases
Summary "Stalking and Violence: New Patterns of Trauma and Obsession provides new perspectives on the prevalence, causes, and effects of stalking in intimate and nonintimate relations. Drawing on the results of a large random survey of restraining orders, the author found that stalking is highly prevalent in a variety of relationships and is a pattern of behaviors that is routinely regulated by the demographic and social characteristics of the victims and offenders. This book demonstrates that it is possible to develop reliable stalker profiles to help better detect and respond to the threat of stalking. These findings differ from previous studies that considered stalking limited to severely disturbed persons
Covering a wide range of topics from offender profiling, the dangers of stalking, cyberstalking, traumatic health effects, and the responses of the police and courts to stalking, Stalking and Violence will be relevant to a wide range of professionals and students in the fields of mental health, criminal justice, law, social work, medicine, nursing, public health, security/safety, and Internet technology."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 127-132) and index
Notes Also available in print
Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Subject Stalking -- United States.
Stalkers -- United States -- Psychology.
Stalking victims -- United States.
LC no. 2002028689
ISBN 0306473658