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Victims of Stalking

Case Studies in Invisible Harms

Benefits

  • Discusses the theoretical and practical importance of key findings and their implications for research, policy and practice in the UK

  • Draws on in-depth, face-to-face interviews with 26 self-defined victims of stalking in England and Wales

  • Contributes to methodological literature as it employs qualitative methodologies for examining harms and impacts of stalking victimisation

  • Examines the ways criminal justice system professionals and people around victims respond or not to victims of stalking

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Part of the Palgrave Studies in Victims and Victimology book series (PSVV)

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About this book

Introduction

This book explores the nature and impact of stalking and criminal justice system responses to this type of abuse based on the experiences and lived realities of victims. Drawing on in-depth interviews with 26 self-defined victims of stalking in England and Wales, it explores the psychological and social effects of this hidden and misunderstood form of interpersonal violence. Korkodeilou's work seeks to improve understanding regarding this type of abuse, contribute to feminist criminology and gender-based violence literature, and expand scholarly knowledge with her research's theoretical, methodological and practical implications. Victims of Stalking will appeal to academics in the fields of victimology, victimisation, gender-based and interpersonal violence, criminal justice system responses to victims and to criminal justice system professionals (e.g. police officers, probation officers, and lawyers). 

Keywords

victimisation interpersonal violence gender-based violence domestic violence rape crime and gender social policy gender and law

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of law and CriminologyRoyal Holloway University of LondonEgham, Surrey, EnglandUK

About the authors

Jenny Korkodeilou is Lecturer in Criminology, Department of Law and Criminology, Royal Holloway University of London, England, UK.

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