Stalking 101

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Stalking wasn't illegal in the United States until 1989. Cristen and Caroline outline the different forms of stalking, differences between male and female stalkers, and how stalking is a form of dating violence.


The Stalking Resource Center National Center for Victims of Crime Helpline: 800-FYI-CALL (800-394-2255), Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST

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Women's Health: Stalking

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Episode Sources:

"What is Stalking?"


"Stalking Fact Sheet"

"Prevalence and Characteristics of Sexual Violence, Stalking, and Intimate Partner Violence Victimization -- National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, United States, 2011"

"Stalking Victimization in the United States"

"Smartphones Are Used to Stalk, Control Domestic Abuse Victims"

"Mind of a Stalker: Why Torment Someone?"

"Impact of stalking on victims"

"Are you being stalked?'

"Domestic Violence: Orders of Protection and Restraining Orders"

"Know the Laws: Restraining Orders"

"Why Victims Don't Acknowledge Stalking"


Academic Insights:

"These Boots are Made for Stalking: Characteristics of Female Stalkers." Sara G. West and Susan Hatters Friedman. Psychiatry. August 2008.

"The Dark Side of Relationship Pursuit: From Attraction to Obsession and Stalking." Brian H. Spitzberg and William R. Cupach. Taylor & Francis. 2008.

"Same-gender stalking in Sweden and Australia." S Strand and TE McEwan. Behavioral Sciences and the Law. March-April 2011.

"Do men and women differ in their perceptions of stalking: an exploratory study among college students." EG Lambert et al. Violence and Victimization. 2013.

"Stalking and psychosocial distress following the termination of an abusive dating relationship: a prospective analysis." KM Edwards and CA Gidycz. Violence Against Women. November 2014.

"Civil Protection Orders: A Guide for Improving Practice." Maureen Sheeran and Emilie Meyer. National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges. 2010.

"The Kentucky Civil Protective Order Study: A Rural and Urban Multiple Perspective Study of Protective Order Violation Consequences, Responses and Costs." TK Logan et al. National Institute of Justice.

Topics in this Podcast: relationships, gender differences, Domestic violence, sexual assault awareness month