Although stalking is an age-old phenomenon, it is only recently receiving due attention. In a span of just ten years, all fifty states have passed anti-stalking legislation. For the first time, Stalking Crimes and Victim Protection: Prevention, Intervention, Threat Assessment, and Case Management brings together in one source all the research done by professionals in various fields since 1990. It covers all the angles, from the psychological aspects of stalkers to the legal ramifications of stalking.
This comprehensive work emphasizes a multidisciplinary concept and approach. It compiles and assesses studies of law enforcement, legal counsel, medical professionals, forensic mental health professionals, security personnel, and criminologists. These authors combine their academic research and clinical knowledge to provide you with helpful guidelines and suggestions in the areas of victim assistance and predatory stalking including:
Editor Joseph A. Davis, Ph.D., a nationally recognized expert in the field of public safety psychology, with a background in both psychology and law, has assembled a team of experienced professionals who have contributed to this comprehensive text, which educates, informs, and raises public awareness of this growing phenomenon. Including several case examples for study and clinical-forensic comparison, Stalking Crimes and Victim Protection will help you provide better services to victims, evaluate the mental state of the stalker, provide assessments of potential threat, and consult on security issues, case management, and safety planning.
Table of Contents
Stalkers and Other Obsessional Types. Criminal Stalkers. Obsessive Behavior and Relational Violence in the Juvenile Population. Erotomania. Domestic Violence. The Paradoxes of Pursuit. Violence in the Workplace Setting. Electronic Crime, Stalkers and Stalking. Being Pursued and Pursuing During the College Years. The Dynamics of Campus Stalkers and Stalking. Future Prediction of Dangerousness and Violent Behavior Psychological Indicators and Considerations for Conduction and Assessment of Potential Threat. Minimizing Potential Threats and Risks to Stalking Victims. Case Management Regarding Stalkers and Their Victims. Stalking Trauma Syndrome and the Traumatized Victim. Developing a Model Approach to Confronting the Problem. Stalking the Stalker. Obsession, Fantasy and the Falsely Alleged Stalking Victim. Stalking Investigation, Law, Public Policy and Criminal Prosecution as Problem Solver. Prosecuting Those Who Stalk. Workplace Violence and Unwanted Pursuit: From an Employers Perspective. Staying One Step Ahead. Educating Those Who Stalk the Stalker: A Training Perspective.