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Annotated Stalking Bibliography

Compiled by the National Center for Victims of Crime

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American Prosecutors Research Institute. Stalking: Prosecutors Convict and Restrict. Alexandria, VA: 1997.

This report describes initiatives prosecutors can follow to successfully prosecute, convict, and sentence stalkers. It also examines two anti-stalking programs in Dover, NH and Los Angeles, CA. This is available for purchase on-line at www.ndaa-apri.org/Vawa/Publications/publications.html (as of September 17, 2002, this publication is not available online.)

Brewster, Mary P. Needs of Former Intimate Stalking Victims. U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice: Washington D.C. 1998.

This research study explores the nature of stalking experiences of former intimate victims. The study was based on interviews with 187 women in southeastern Pennsylvania who had been stalked by former intimates during the 5 years prior to the study.

Coleman, Frances L. Stalking Behavior and the Cycle of Domestic Violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence 57(1) (1997): 110-119.

This article examines the behavioral definition of stalking, investigates the role stalking plays in domestic violence, and develops demographic profiles of stalkers and their victims.

Commission on Family Violence. Stalking Curriculum: A Multidiscplinary Response. (Richmond, VA: Commission on Family Violence, 1996, under Grant No. 95-DD-BX-0060 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.)

This multidisciplinary approach to stalking covers responses from legal, law enforcement, and mental health professions and discusses victim safety. Each chapter offers concrete suggestions for appropriate and effective responses to stalking, as well as specific tools to carry out this work.

Fisher, Bonnie S., Cullen, Francis T. and Michael G. Turner. Sexual Victimization of College Women. U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice, Washington, DC. December 2000.

The study used a nationally representative sample of college women, assessed a range of potential sexual victimizations, measured sexual victimization, and examined how the risk of being victimized was affected by a range of variables. The extent of stalking victimization was one focal area of this study. This is available on-line in PDF and Text format at http://www.nij.gov/nij/pubs-sum/182369.htm

Full Faith and Credit Project of Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence. An Advocate's Guide to Full Faith and Credit for Orders of Protection. (Produced in cooperation with the Violence Against Women Office, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, under Grant No. 96-VF-GX-K005.)

This full faith and credit guide is written for advocates who are assisting domestic violence victims in states, Indian tribes, and U.S. territories. The 24-page booklet, published in October 1999, provides guidance on myriad issues including the types of protection orders covered by VAWA, implementation procedures, responsibilities of law enforcement, prosecutors, and the courts, and federal crimes. This is available on-line in PDF format by going to www.pcadv.org and clicking "Publications" and then "Full Faith and Credit Brochure."

Gross, Linden. Surviving a Stalker: Everything You Need to Know to Keep Yourself Safe. Marlowe and Company: New York. 2000.

This report examines the nature and extent of stalking, offers advice to victims regarding how to ensure their physical safety and attend to their emotional well-being, discusses police interventions, and presents policy and program recommendations to improve law enforcement and victim services related to this issue.

International Association of Chiefs of Police. Protecting Victims of Domestic Violence: A Law Enforcement Officer's Guide to Enforcing Orders of Protection Nationwide. International Association of Chiefs of Police: Alexandria, Virginia. 1999.

This manual presents guidelines for use by police officers in enforcing orders of protection for victims of domestic assault and explains immediate actions, referral actions and safety strategies, firearms seizure or removal, and the handling of interstate stalking or violation of an order of protection cases. This is available on-line in PDF format www.theiacp.org/pubinfo/pubs/orders.pdf (as of February 2002, not available.) Most of the same information is available in HTML at www.theiacp.org/pubinfo/pubs/orders.htm (as of February 2002, not available.)

Jordan, Carol E., Quinn, Karen, Jordan, Bradley and Celia R. Daileader. "Stalking: Cultural, Clinical and Legal Considerations." Brandeis Law Journal 38 (1999-2000): 513-579.

This article examines the crime of stalking as a social and legal construction. The authors note that responses to stalking cannot be understood without acknowledgment of how stalking is conceptualized by popular portrayal of stalking in films and in literature.

Lardner, George, Jr.. The Stalking of Kristin: A Father Investigates the Murder of His Daughter. Onyx: New York. 1995.

In 1992, George Lardner's daughter, Kristin, was killed by her ex-boyfriend, whom she had a restraining order against at the time of her murder. This is an in-depth account of Kristin's life, her attempt to get away from her ex-boyfriend, and how the law failed to protect her.

McFarlane, Judith M. et al. "Stalking and Intimate Partner Femicide." Homicide Studies 3 (4) (November 1999): 300-316.

This article describes the frequency and type of intimate partner stalking that occurred within a 12 month period by reviewing police cases of attempted and actual partner femicide. Data were derived from an 18-item stalking inventory and personal interviews with knowledgeable proxy informants and victims of attempted femicide; 141 femicide and 65 attempted femicide incidents were evaluated.

Meloy, J.Reid. The Psychology of Stalking: Clinical and Forensic Perspectives. New York: Academic Press. 1998.

This book is a compendium of some important stalking research. Highlights include Meloy's own article on the psychology of stalking, Michael Zona's discussion of the offender-victim typology of stalking, Rhonda Saunders' chapter on legal responses to stalking, and Doris Hall's description of victims of stalking.

Mullen, Paul E., Pathe, Michele, Purcell, Rosemary and Geoffrey W. Stuart. "A Study of Stalkers." American Journal of Psychiatry 156 (1999): 1244-1249.

The authors conducted a clinical study involving 145 stalkers referred to a forensic psychiatry center for treatment. The study was conducted to understand the behaviors, motivation, and psychopathology of stalkers.

Mullen, Paul E., Pathe, Michele, and Rosemary Purcell. Stalkers and Their Victims. New York: Cambridge University Press. 2000.

This book draws on studies of stalking and stalkers carried out by the authors. The authors present a descriptive classification of stalkers and provide measures for assessing and managing stalkers.

Mullen, Paul E., Pathe, Michele, and Rosemary Purcell. "Same-Gender Stalking." Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law 28 (2) (2000): 191-197.

This study reviews the literature on same-gender and presents findings from a clinical study of 29 same-gender stalking cases that were referred to a forensic psychiatry center.

Myers, R. "Anti-Stalking Statutes." Crime Victims Report 2 (5) (1998): 67-79.

This article reviews current anti-stalking laws and evaluates the need for new or expanded laws. The article discusses several States' statutory protections, actions in response to first violation and subsequent violations, and notification statutes. It also examines mental health evaluations and treatment for stalkers, including court-ordered treatment or counseling.

Nicastro, Alana M., Cousins, Amber V. and Brian H. Spitzberg. "The Tactical Face of Stalking." Journal of Criminal Justice 28 (2000): 69-82.

This analysis of the nature of stalkers, stalking behaviors, and victims' coping methods used data from 55 stalking cases recorded in the files of the city attorney's domestic violence unit in San Diego, CA.

Ramsey, Betsy. Stop the Stalker: A Guide for Targets. Securus House: Morrow, Georgia. 2000

A resource book for victims of stalking, Ramsey provides useful information on types of stalkers, stalking behavior, personal safety information, and how to assist in a stalking investigation.

Riggs, Stacia, Romano, Molly, Starkweather, Jan and Betty Waaler. Domestic Stalking: Prevalence, Protection and Policies. (Williamsburg, VA: College of William and Mary, Center for Public Policy Research, December 1997, for the Urban Institute.)

This report offers a synthesis of research on stalking. There is also a cost-benefit analysis for alternative strategies for protecting victims of stalking and recommendations for strengthening responses to stalking.

Schell, Bernadette H. and Nellie M. Lanteigne. Stalking, Harassment, and Murder in the Workplace: Guidelines for Protection and Prevention. Quorum Books: New York. 2000.

This books presents practical advice on how to recognize, understand, cope with, and prevent stalking and harassment in organizations. Includes detailed analyses of the literature, court cases, and accounts by victims.

Snow, Robert L. Stopping a Stalker: A Cop's Guide to Making the System Work for You. Plenum Press: New York. 1998.

This book provides a simple overview of stalking from a police officer's perspective. The book provides a lot of case examples and some advice for victims.

Spence-Diehl, Emily. Stalking: A Handbook for Victims. Learning Publications Inc: Holmes Beach, Florida. 1999.

This handbook provides stalking victims with the resources, choice options, safety tips, and stalker information designed to assist victims in regaining control over their lives. Also discussed are the building of criminal and civil cases against the stalker, the use of restraining orders, and victims' rights.

Tjaden, Patricia and Nancy Thoennes. "Stalking in America: Findings From the National Violence Against Women Survey." (Washington DC: U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, April 1998, under Grant No. 93-IJ-CX-0012).

This report provides data from the National Violence Against Women Survey, a nationally representative telephone survey of 8,000 women and 8,000 men that found stalking to be much more prevalent than previously thought. This is available on-line in PDF format at https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles/169592.pdf

U.S. Department of Justice. Cyberstalking: A New Challenge for Law Enforcement and Industry. U.S. Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General: Washington, D.C. 1999.

This report examines cyberstalking, including the steps that law enforcement, industry, victim groups, and others are currently taking to address the problem, the adequacy of current Federal and State laws, and recommendations for what should be done to address the problem of cyberstalking.

U.S. Department of Justice. Stalking and Domestic Violence: The Third Annual Report to Congress Under the Violence Against Women Act. U.S. Department of Justice: Washington, D.C. 1998.

This third annual report to Congress by the Violence Against Women Grants Office, as mandated under the Violence Against Women Act, examines what is being done nationally to address stalking; the focus is on sentencing and supervision of convicted stalkers. This is available on-line in PDF format at www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/ovw/172204.pdf

Violence and Victims 15 (1) (Spring 2000) and 15 (4) (Winter 2000).

This is a two-part series on stalking. The special issue title is "Stalking and Obsessive Behaviors in Everyday Life: Assessments of Victims and Perpetrators."

Wallace, H., and K. Kelty. "Stalking and Restraining Orders: A Legal and Psychological Perspective." Journal of Crime and Justice 18 (2) (1995): 99-111.

This article proposes a definition of stalking, reviews the various typologies of stalkers, and examines the advantages and disadvantages of using restraining orders in stalking cases.

Walsh, Keirsten L. "Safe at Last? Federalized Anti-Stalking Legislation in the United States and Canada." Dickinson Journal of International Law 14 (Winter 1996): 373-402.

A analysis of federal antistalking legislation in both Canada and the U.S. Included in the discussion are "credible threat" and "requisite level of fear" provisions.

Wattendorf, George. "Stalking Investigation Strategies." FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin (March 2000): 10-14.

Wattendorf works with the Dover, NH Police Department's Anti Stalking Unit, one of the pioneering multidisciplinary approaches to stalking. In this article, he shares some of the investigative strategies learned through work in the Anti Stalking Unit.