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Stalking: An age old problem with new expressions in the digital age

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posted on 29.08.2018, 00:00 authored by Nicola CheyneNicola Cheyne, Marika GuggisbergMarika Guggisberg
This chapter explores stalking as a phenomenon that began in physical spaces but has now expanded into digital space with the advent of the internet and digital devices. This form of intimate partner violence is often misunderstood by lay persons as well as professionals within the criminal justice system, which furthers the negative impact for the largely female victims of this violence. In this chapter, definitions are first provided for stalking and cyberstalking before moving to examining the prevalence of, and motivation for, stalking and cyberstalking. Impacts of this behaviour are explored before examination of the issues in relation to seeking assistance from the criminal justice system and finally covering the informal measures that may be adopted in attempts to prevent stalking and cyberstalking or stop the stalking after it has begun.

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Editor

Guggisberg M; Henricksen J

Parent Title

Violence against women in the 21st Century: Challenges and future directions

Start Page

161

End Page

189

Number of Pages

29

ISBN-13

9781536136500

Publisher

Nova Science Publishers

Place of Publication

Hauppage, NY.

Open Access

No

Author Research Institute

Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence

Era Eligible

Yes

Number of Chapters

9

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