Associated Characteristics of Stalking Following Termination of a
... Indeed, many legal definitions of stalking have the specific requirement that the victim suffer from reasonable fear as a result of
their experience of unwanted attention (e.g. Mullen, et al., 2000).
When an individual experiences unwanted attention but does not
respond with fear, previous researche ...
Stalking and Domestic Violence
... workplace or living environs.
• Most of this stalker’s initial contacts with a
target are via correspondence.
• Enhanced risk factors include: excessive
number of letters or contact by electronic
mail and may state intention or evidence of
travel directed to encounter the target.
• ( could last for ...
Cyberstalking and cyberbullying are relatively new phenomena, but that does not mean that crimes committed through the network are not punishable under legislation drafted for that purpose. Although there are often existing laws that prohibit stalking or harassment in a general sense, legislators sometimes believe that such laws are inadequate or do not go far enough, and thus bring forward new legislation to address this perceived shortcoming. In the United States, for example, nearly every state has laws that address cyberstalking, cyberbullying, or both.