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NCJ Number: 160301 Find in a Library
Title: Stalking as a Variant of Domestic Violence
Journal: Bulletin of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law  Volume:23  Issue:2  Dated:(1995)  Pages:219-230
Author(s): J L Kurt
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 12
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Over the past 20 years, domestic violence has received recognition as a significant social problem, but to date, stalking has not been described in the literature as a form of domestic violence.
Abstract: Until recently, legal remedies for stalking have been inadequate and largely unavailable. In the last few years, State statutes have been developed to address harassment in the form of stalking. These laws have instituted criminal and civil remedies for victims of stalking. The constitutionality of these statutes has not been challenged to date. Stalking behavior has historically been associated with various psychiatric syndromes. Four case examples described here illustrate the variety of psychopathology and the clinical complexities inherent in stalking situations. 26 references
Main Term(s): Victims of Crime
Index Term(s): Anti-stalking laws; Courts; Domestic assault; Stalkers
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