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Title: Regional Seminar Series on Developing and Implementing Antistalking Codes
Series: BJA Monographs
Corporate Author: National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA)
United States of America
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 166
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA)
Washington, DC 20001
National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
Office for Victims of Crime
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 93-DD-CX-0025; 94-VF-CX-K001
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF|Text
Type: Conference Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This monograph includes an overview of the proceedings and findings of the seminar series on Developing and Implementing Antistalking Codes, an analysis of recent State appellate court decisions in stalking cases, and information on developments in the area of civil protective order laws since publication of the model code.
Abstract: The seminars addressed three principal issues: whether the stalker's motivation should be considered in prosecuting a case, the role of psychological evaluation and counseling in handling and sentencing stalkers, and how to handle stalking cases in which the victim is unwilling or unable to cooperate with the prosecution. A profile of State stalking statutes considers the following components: stalking defined, threat required, intent provisions, course of conduct, sentencing, bail, special provisions, civil remedies, mental evaluation and civil commitment, and related laws. A review of stalking case law from State appellate court decisions focuses on court decisions in California, Florida, Georgia, Oklahoma, Virginia, Massachusetts, and Illinois. The concluding chapter discusses using civil protective orders in stalking cases, eligibility for civil protective orders, enforcement of protective orders, and double jeopardy implications of protective orders. 38-item bibliography and appended model antistalking code and commentary
Main Term(s): Female victims
Index Term(s): Anti-stalking laws; BJA Grant-related Documents; Crime specific countermeasures; Legislation; OVC grant-related documents; State laws
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