Cyberstalking: a review of current literature

Juodeskaite, Ingrida (2015) Cyberstalking: a review of current literature. MSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    Academics and policy-makers have studied stalking as a crime for many years now. Stalking is labelled as a fairly new crime, as the first anti-stalking laws were introduced in the early 1990’s. On the other hand, cyberstalking is still highly under-researched. There is a debate that surrounds the emergence of cyberstalking. Many academics believe that cyberstalking is an extension of traditional stalking. Others believe that cyberstalking is a new phenomenon. However, the lack of empirical evidence has made it challenging to support either side of the debate. This dissertation has also examined the prevalence of stalking and cyberstalking. The statistics had shown that stalking and cyberstalking victims suffer in silence without reporting the crime to the police or any other organisations. Therefore, the stalkers and cyberstalkers are still out there looking for their new victims. It has been noted, that there is a lack of research that looks at the ways of how the people can protect themselves from becoming the victim of stalking and cyberstalking.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Institute of Criminal Justice Studies
    Depositing User: Beth Atkins
    Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2015 12:41
    Last Modified: 03 Dec 2015 12:41
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/18995

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