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NCJ Number: NCJ 241304     Find in a Library
Title: Toward a Deeper Understanding of the Harms Caused by Partner Stalking
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Author(s): TK Logan, Ph.D. ; Robert Walker, M.S.W., L.C.S.W.
  Journal: Violence and Victims  Volume:25  Issue:4  Dated:2010  Pages:440 to 455
Date Published: 2010
Page Count: 16
  Annotation: This study explored in depth the harms caused by stalking and whether stalking could be considered a form of intimate partner violence.
Abstract: This study examined stalking prevalence, patterns, and harm among 210 women with civil protective orders (PO) against violent male partners or ex-partners. Results suggest that stalking is associated with PO violations and almost every other type of partner violence. Also, women who have been stalked by violent partners report significantly more distress and harm than even women who experience PO violations but not stalking. Results of key informant perceptions suggest many victim service (n=116) and criminal justice professionals (n=72) do not seem to understand the extent or gravity of the harms caused by partner stalking especially when contrasted with victim reports of harm. Furthermore, key informant reports of their advice to women being stalked by an ex-partner were not consistent with recommendations for stalking victims in general. (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Stalking
Index Term(s): Victims of Crime ; Domestic assault ; Spouse abuse detection ; Female victims ; Domestic violence causes ; Spouse abuse causes ; Restraining orders ; Victims of violence ; NIJ grant-related documents
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 2005-WG-BX-0008
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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