It is estimated that a quarter of all women will be stalked in their lifetime. Stalkers put their victims in danger of losing their jobs, their support system, even their lives; and subject them to dangerously high levels of fear and stress. This book examines the multiple aspects of partner stalking from the victim's perspective. Female survivors share their personal stories of partner stalking, and the authors provide an extensive look at the latest stalking research providing readers with the new most relevant implications for practice and future research. The book informs students, professionals, and researchers about:. Women's perceptions and definitions of stalking The health and mental health problems that co-occur with partner stalking and violent relationships Levels of stress caused by and/or exacerbated by partner violence and stalking Impacts on financial and employment status, social activities, and relationships Victims' access to the justice system and the growing need for better interventions by law enforcement and stronger policies and services to protect victims.
Intro Contents List of Tables and Figures About the Authors Acknowledgments Foreword Preface 1 What Do We Know and What Do We Need to Know About Partner Stalking? 2 Women's Perceptions of Partner Stalking 3 Partner Stalking and Previous Victimization 4 The Health and Mental Health Costs of Partner Stalking 5 Partner Stalking and Co-Occurring Problems 6 Partner Stalking and Coping Responses 7 Partner Stalking and the Justice System Response 8 Conclusion and Implications: Are There Answers for Stalking Victims? Appendix: Study Methods and Ethical Considerations Notes References Index A B C D E F G H I J L M N O P Q R S T U V W.
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