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Stalking

DEFINITION:  A stalker is “Any person who willfully, maliciously, and repeatedly follows, harasses, or cyberstalks another person commits the offense of stalking.”  (Florida Statutes 2009, Chapter 784.048)

NARROW THE TOPIC:
  • Do anti-stalking laws deny constitutional rights to freedom of expression?
  • Should stalkers be denied bail?
  • Will laws deter stalkers?
  • Have restraining orders been effective in preventing stalking?
  • Is it possible to assess the potential danger of a stalker?
  • How can victims protect themselves?
  • Has anti-stalking legislation been effective?
  • Are anti-stalking laws too vague to be enforced?
  • What is cyberstalking and what can be done to prevent it?

ONLINE CATALOG SUBJECT HEADINGS:
  • Stalking
  • Stalkers
  • Victims of Crime
  • Harassment
  • Computer crimes
  • Cyberstalking

SELECTED PRINT RESOURCES:

Intimate partner violence : a health-based perspective / edited by Connie Mitchell, editor-in-chief ; Deirdre Anglin, associate editor.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.    
Call #: RC569.5.F3 I579 2009   
 
Partner stalking : how women respond, cope, and survive / TK Logan ... [et al.].
New York : Springer Pub., c2006.    
Call #: HV6594 .P36 2006   
 
STATISTICS:

Stalking Resource Center
[www.ncvc.org/SRC/]

Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice, Stalking [ http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij/topics/crime/stalking/welcome.htm ]

ELECTRONIC INDEXES:

  • ProQuest
  • Academic Search Premier
  • Points of View
  • TOPICSearch

GOOGLE SCHOLAR: "Stalking” (search results limited 2000 to 2011, "stalking" in title)

SUGGESTED INTERNET SITE: Stalking Resource Center [www.ncvc.org/SRC/]

CITING YOUR SOURCES:

Avoiding Plagiarism (The Online Writing Lab OWL at Perdue University) [http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/589/1/]
The key to avoiding plagiarism is to make sure you give credit where it is due. This may be credit for something somebody said, wrote, emailed, drew, or implied. (OWL)

EasyBib: Free Bibliography Maker [www.easybib.com]

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This pathfinder created 28 February 2011.

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Mark Jackson,
Feb 28, 2011, 8:25 AM
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