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NCJ Number: NCJ 160943     Find in a Library
Title: Domestic Violence, Stalking, and Antistalking Legislation: An Annual Report to Congress Under the Violence Against Women Act
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  Editor(s): M Graham
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 44
  Annotation: This report on domestic violence, stalking, and antistalking legislation responds to Subtitle F of the Federal Violence Against Women Act, which directs the Attorney General to submit an annual report on the execution and impact of such legislation.
Abstract: The report was compiled primarily from a review of published literature about stalking and violence against women, particularly studies and reports commissioned by the U.S. Department of Justice; discussions with researchers and practitioners involved in reducing violence against women; and case law analysis of antistalking laws. Chapter 1 focuses on stalking, discussing the history of the stalking issue and the enactment of antistalking legislation. The second chapter examines stalking in more detail, primarily as it occurs in domestic violence situations, and reviews information currently available on antistalking legislation, the characteristics of stalking, constitutional challenges to the legislation, and anecdotal information about the impact of the laws. Chapter 3 discusses interventions for domestic violence and stalking, including community policing, arrest and protection orders, collaborative court approaches and other multidisciplinary techniques, as well as threat assessment procedures. Chapter 4 concludes the report with an overview of research and programs designed to increase understanding about crimes against women, including stalking, and ways to prevent and respond to them. Appendixes provide stalking code citations by State and an analysis of constitutional challenges to the statutes as of January 1996; a model antistalking code and recommendations for further actions; a 37-item selected bibliography; and charts that profile statutory threat and intent requirements.
Main Term(s): Court procedures
Index Term(s): Research ; Domestic assault ; Police crisis intervention ; Female victims ; Violence prevention ; Anti-stalking laws ; Violent Crime Control and Enforcement Act ; NIJ grant-related documents
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America

US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
United States of America
Contract Number: OJP-94-C-005
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: National Institute of Justice Research Report.
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