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Stalking Research Workshop Meeting Summary, June 17, 2010

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June 2010
31 pages
This report contains the meeting summary of the National Institute of Justice’s Stalking Research Workshop held in June 2010 in Arlington, VA.
The Stalking Research Workshop, sponsored by the National Institute of Justice, was convened to generate and prioritize a research agenda focused on the prevention of and responses to stalking. Findings from the research on stalking indicate that intimate partner stalking is the largest category of stalking, with the rates ranging from 4.8 percent of women to as high as 14.5 percent of women being subjected to this form of stalking. The research also indicates that stalkers use a variety of tactics, including physical surveillance, phone calls, letters, emails, text messages, and property invasions. In addition, intimate partner stalkers tend to be more violent, insulting, and persistent than acquaintance or stranger stalkers. The workshop topics included a discussion on the current research on partner stalking, as well as a discussion of the research gaps as they relate to law enforcement and prosecution of stalkers. Also discussed were the results of the findings from the National Crime Victimization Survey that looked at stalking in the United States, and measurement and sampling issues related to the survey. Other workshop topics included an overview of stalking policy and legislation, research gaps in policy and legislation, research gaps in victim services and safety, and research gaps in offender management and offenders. Appendixes

Date Published: June 1, 2010