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What types of stalking cases are least likely to result in arrest?

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July 2021

This instructional video - one in a series of training videos on stalking, sponsored by the Stalking Prevention, Awareness, and Resource Center (SPARC) – consists of comments from a law enforcement officer on the types of stalking cases that are least likely to result in arrest. 


The instructor in the video is Sergeant Denise Jones of the Clark County Sheriff’s Office (Ohio). She briefly notes that there are no specific types of stalking cases for which officers are least likely to make an arrest. Instead, she emphasizes that officers are unlikely to make arrests for stalking when it is prevalent in the context of cases of intimate partner violence or sexual assault. Consequently, officers fail to detect or inquire of victims whether stalking violations may have occurred when responding to reports of other crimes, such as sexual assault and intimate partner violence. How officers handle cases in which stalking is the only offense at issue is not discussed in the video.

Date Published: July 22, 2021