Thanks, Anny, for sharing that survivor story and the well-written article. Unfortunately, too many folks go through similar stalking situations and, like domestic violence, knows no special age, race, education, etc. boundaries. It can happen to anyone indeed. Love your suggestions of what to do if you find yourself in that situation. Working upon National DV Survivor Law Project in helping to make things safer for victims and survivors on a national level. Keep me posted on this topic!
"California passed the first anti-stalking statute in 1990, followed shortly by the rest of the United States as well as Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom and now some European countries. It was only after stalking became a specific form of offensive behavior that behavioral scientists and health care professionals began to systematically study stalkers and, equally important, the impact of their conduct on the victims."
is disturbing that it took passing of laws to finally really buckle down and perform studies on the stalking behavior.
You wrote this article back in 2011. I don't see anything done after that point in time. Are you still researching this topic? Do you have any more current information from your research on this topic? Thanks!