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International Online Resources on Stalking

The National Center for Victims of Crime

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Australia

The Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC)

Their web site at www.aic.gov.au provides useful information on many aspects of crime and crime victimization. A search on their web site will turn up several stalking resources, especially a report by Matthew Goode, titled "Stalking: Crime of the `90s?", which examines U.S. and Australian laws. The report can be found at http://www.aic.gov.au/media_library/publications/proceedings/27/goode.pdf .

There is also the report by Nash, et al, "Assessment of the Impact of Stalking Legislation," at http://www.aic.gov.au/media_library/conferences/rvc/dussuyer.pdf .

In December 2000, the AIC hosted a conference on stalking and papers and proceedings are available at http://aic.gov.au/events/aic%20upcoming%20events/2000/stalking.html .

There are two trends and issues papers that are available for download from http://www.aic.gov.au/publications/current%20series/tandi/161-180.html Paper No. 166 covers cyberstalking and No. 176 covers stalking in three Australian jurisdictions.

The AIC published a monograph in 2000, entitled, "Stalking: Legislative, Policing and Prosecution Patterns in Australia." This is a very informative report providing definitions of stalking, an overview of current research, case studies, and an examination of the criminal justice system response to stalking. This publication can be found at http://www.aic.gov.au/documents/3/D/D/%7B3DDEC8F8-7ECC-4DC3-9E92-CCD62DA463EE%7DRPP34.pdf

A discussion paper on stalking in Australia can be found at www.murdochs.org/paper.html (as of July 9, 2002, this site is no longer in operation.) This is located on Murdoch's Risk Management web site, which provides investigative and risk management services to victims of stalking.

A review and discussion of a proposed amendment to the antistalking statute titled, "Criminal Law (Stalking) Amendment Bill 1998: Consultation Draft" from the Queensland Government Department of Justice and Attorney-General.

Canada

"Criminal Harassment: A Handbook for Police and Crown Prosecutors" produced by the Canadian Department of Justice in 1999. Available in PDF Format at http://canada.justice.gc.ca/en/dept/pub/hpcp/complet.pdf and in html format at http://canada.justice.gc.ca/en/dept/pub/hpcp/table.html

Also available in French in PDF format at http://canada.justice.gc.ca/fr/min/pub/gppc/complet.pdf and in html format at http://canada.justice.gc.ca/fr/min/pub/gppc/table.html .

A Commentary on stalking and anti-stalking legislation by David M. Lutz, is available at http://www.lutz.nb.ca/commentary/nov20-97.html (As of 5/6/03, this site is no longer available.)

Canada's Criminal Stalking Law is located at http://www.wwlia.org/ca-stalk.htm (As of 02/02/04, this site is no longer available.)

Information on domestic violence and stalking laws in Canada, along with information on protection orders and the Domestic Violence Stalking Prevention, Protection, and Compensation Act from the Province of Manitoba web site. Available at http://www.gov.mb.ca/justice/domestic/prevent.html .

The Manitoba Law Reform Commission has produced a report on stalking legislation in Manitoba and other Canadian provinces. This report, which was produced in 1997, is available for purchase on-line and costs about US$11.00 (price depends on shipping costs). The Law Commission Reports are found at http://www.manitobalawreform.ca/pubs/pdf/archives/98-full_report.pdf .

The Stalking Report is No. 98, and from the above site, you will find a link to their on-line order form.

Review Paper: Stalking Part I: An Overview of the Problem by Karen M Abrams, MD, FRCPC and Gail Erlick Robinson, MD, DPsych, FRCPC is found at http://www.cpa-apc.org/Publications/Archives/CJP/1998/June/abrams.htm .

Stalking Part II: Victims' Problems With the Legal System and Therapeutic Considerations by Karen M. Abrams, MD, FRCPC and Gail Erlick Robinson, MD, DPsych, FRCPC is available at http://ww1.cpa-apc.org:8080/French_Site/Publications/Archives/CJP/1998/June/abrams-2.htm .

Ontario Women's Justice Network has an informational page with links concerning stalking located at http://www.owjn.org/owjn_new/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=173&Itemid=107 .

Japan

News reports from Japan

"Terror in the Shadows: After years of silence, authorities and victims are fighting back against the evils of stalking," March 6, 2000. Available at http://www.cnn.com/ASIANOW/time/magazine/2000/0306/japan.stalkers.html (As of 8/25/03, this page is no longer available.)

A series of reports on domestic violence in Japan and the United States. http://www.gazettenet.com/japan/index.html (as of July 9, 2002, this page is no longer available.)

The Netherlands

"The Dutch Approach to Stalking Laws" by Lamber Royakkers, from the California Criminal Law Review, volume 3, October 2000. Available at http://boalt.org/CCLR/v3/v3royakkers.PDF .

United Kingdom

An overview of stalking in the United Kingdom with links to specific stalking cases can be found at http://www.harassment-law.co.uk/stalk.htm .

From this same web site you can also find the report, entitled "The Extent and Nature of Stalking: Findings from the 1998 British Crime Survey" that was published in October 2000. This is located at http://www.harassment-law.co.uk/stalkrep.pdf .

There is also a Guide for Investigating Stalking, designed for law enforcement, at http://www.harassment-law.co.uk/hamish.pdf .

A copy of the United Kingdom Protection from Harassment Act 1997 is found at http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1997/40/contents .

Help for stalking victims can be found at the Suzy Lamplugh Trust web site, an organization dedicated to personal safety. They have provided an on-line "Stalking Information Pack," located at http://www.suzylamplugh.org/personal-safety/personal-safety-tips/victims-of-stalking/ (*Editor's note: This resource is no longer available online April, 2013) which includes information on stalking, personal safety, how to get a free or low-cost mobile phone to use in emergencies, and activities of the Trust.

The "Stalking and Harassment Consultation Paper" from the Scottish Executive, is available at http://www.scotland.gov.uk/consultations/sah-00.asp?textonly=FALSE . This paper explores the issue of revising the Scottish antistalking law.

Stalking-Related news articles from the BBC

http://news6.thdo.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/uk/newsid%5F861000/861395.stm (This page is no longer available as of 12/02/03). "Stalkers' register proposed," August 1, 2000

http://news6.thdo.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/uk/newsid_649000/649390.stm (This page is no longer available as of 12/02/03). "Stalkers' register considered," February 20, 2000

http://news6.thdo.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/health/newsid_601000/601949.stm (This page is no longer available as of 12/02/03). "Most dangerous stalkers `are ex-lovers'," January 14, 2000

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/601949.stm "UK Victim left in fear as stalker goes free," August 14, 1998