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.

Resources:

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

National Center for Victims of Crime

Women's Health: Stalking

Halt Abuse

Episode Sources:

"What is Stalking?" http://www.loveisrespect.org/is-this-abuse/types-of-abuse/what-is-stalking

"Stalking" http://www.novabucks.org/otherinformation/stalking/

"Stalking Fact Sheet" http://victimsofcrime.org/docs/default-source/src/stalking-fact-sheet-2015_eng.pdf?status=Temp&sfvrsn=0.994206007104367

"Prevalence and Characteristics of Sexual Violence, Stalking, and Intimate Partner Violence Victimization -- National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, United States, 2011" http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/ss6308a1.htm

"Stalking Victimization in the United States" http://www.victimsofcrime.org/docs/src/baum-k-catalano-s-rand-m-rose-k-2009.pdf?sfvrsn=0

"Smartphones Are Used to Stalk, Control Domestic Abuse Victims" http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/09/15/346149979/smartphones-are-used-to-stalk-control-domestic-abuse-victims

"Mind of a Stalker: Why Torment Someone?" http://www.webmd.com/sex-relationships/features/mind-stalker-why-torment-someone

"Impact of stalking on victims" https://www.stalkingriskprofile.com/victim-support/impact-of-stalking-on-victims

"Are you being stalked?' https://www.privacyrights.org/are-you-being-stalked#5

"Domestic Violence: Orders of Protection and Restraining Orders" http://family.findlaw.com/domestic-violence/domestic-violence-orders-of-protection-and-restraining-orders.html

"Know the Laws: Restraining Orders" http://www.womenslaw.org/laws_state_type.php?statelaw_name=Restraining%20Orders&state_code=GE

"Why Victims Don't Acknowledge Stalking" http://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/victims-dont-acknowledge-stalking-0131122/

"Resources" http://www.victimsofcrime.org/our-programs/stalking-resource-center/resources

Academic Insights:

"These Boots are Made for Stalking: Characteristics of Female Stalkers." Sara G. West and Susan Hatters Friedman. Psychiatry. August 2008. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2695740/

"The Dark Side of Relationship Pursuit: From Attraction to Obsession and Stalking." Brian H. Spitzberg and William R. Cupach. Taylor & Francis. 2008. http://www.amazon.com/The-Dark-Side-Relationship-Pursuit/dp/080584449X

"Same-gender stalking in Sweden and Australia." S Strand and TE McEwan. Behavioral Sciences and the Law. March-April 2011. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21351138

"Do men and women differ in their perceptions of stalking: an exploratory study among college students." EG Lambert et al. Violence and Victimization. 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23763107

"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. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25288599

"Civil Protection Orders: A Guide for Improving Practice." Maureen Sheeran and Emilie Meyer. National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges. 2010. http://www.ncjfcj.org/sites/default/files/cpo_guide.pdf

"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. https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/228350.pdf

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