Look who’s stalking: a gendered response to a gender problem?

Edwards, Lisa (2014) Look who’s stalking: a gendered response to a gender problem? BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    The aims of this dissertation were to critically examine the role that gender plays in stalking from both a victim and offender perspective, and to critically examine the effectiveness of legislative and police responses to stalking in England and Wales. Using a literature-based study, it was found that male stalking victimisation is likely to be under-estimated, particularly within the context of ex-intimate relationships with females, and that gender socialisation may account for this. The demographic profile and nature of offending amongst male and female stalkers present both similarities and differences. However, the maximum penalties available to convicted stalkers remain unchanged and victims appear no better protected since stalking offences were introduced. Police misperceptions, attributions of blame, and a lack of knowledge amongst officers as to the nature and severity of stalking add to these issues, placing some victims at increased risk of harm.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Institute of Criminal Justice Studies
    Depositing User: Beth Atkins
    Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2015 14:28
    Last Modified: 06 Mar 2015 14:28
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/16898

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