'No place to hide' : stalking victimisation and its psycho-social effects

Korkodeilou, J 2016, ''No place to hide' : stalking victimisation and its psycho-social effects' , International Review of Victimology, 23 (1) , pp. 17-32.

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Abstract

Stalking victimisation has for a long time been ignored and minimised, and it has been traditionally regarded as a rare and mostly ‘celebrity-related’ phenomenon. However, research shows that stalking is far more common, and its impact can be serious and far-reaching. This article reveals and discusses the psycho-social effects of stalking, drawing on the in-depth accounts of twenty-six selfidentified victims who were interviewed as part of a study that explored the impact of stalking based on the victims’ voices and experiences. The study found that stalking victimisation is lifechanging and its psycho-social effects are complex, long-term and often traumatic. The article concludes by considering the implications of these findings where the need is stressed to improve criminological understanding of stalking and its unseen psycho-social harms so that victims and their cases are properly dealt with by the criminal justice system and society.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society
Journal or Publication Title: International Review of Victimology
Publisher: SAGE
ISSN: 0269-7580
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Funders: Non-funded research
Depositing User: E Korkodeilou
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2016 13:27
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2017 06:13
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/40774

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