Stalking and psychosexual obsession: psychological perspectives for prevention, policing, and treatment

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Wiley, May 14, 2002 - Fiction - 248 pages
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The recent increased focus on high profile stalking cases has led to the raising of public awareness and professional concern, however, only recently has there been substantial scientific research into the area.

Stalking and Psychosexual Obsession represents a showcase of contemporary research and theory never before assembled in one book. The contributions which are drawn from the diverse spheres of psychology, psychiatry, the police and the law provide a comprehensive picture of what is currently known about stalking.

Each of the chapters not only takes stock of existing research, but provides ground-breaking new insights. Among the topics covered are victimology, violence risk assessment and case management issues and a new stalker classificatory system is presented which offers advice on how to identify different types of stalkers with different intervention strategies being suggested for each case.
* A comprehensive, global showcase of contemporary thought, ideas, research and practice
* An international team of expert contributors from diverse backgrounds, including, psychology, psychiatry, police and the law

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Contents

The Psychological Consequences of Stalking Victimisation
23
Police Care and Support for Victims of Stalking
49
Implications for Law Enforcement
63
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About the author (2002)

Boon is a chartered forensic psychologist and senior lecturer in forensic psychology at the School of Psychology, University of Leicester.

Sheridan is a lecturer in psychology at the University of Leicester. She has completed a PhD on psychological aspects of stalking. She has published and spoken widely on the psychology of stalking, harassment and violence.

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