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Title:
Stalking
Author:
Goodnough, David.
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Publication Information:
Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
64 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Examines the invasive act of stalking, discussing the motives and capabilities of the perpetrators, including stories of people who have been stalked, and stressing the need for stronger legal action against this crime.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 8.6 2.0 36147.
ISBN:
9780766013643
Format :
Book

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The National Institute of Justice estimates that eight percent of women and two percent of men have been stalked at some point in their lives. With the rapid growth of technology, stalkers are quickly finding new means by which to harass their victims. David Goodnough explores this invasive crime, including the motives and capabilities of the perpetrators. Through actual stories of people who have been stalked, Goodnough exposes its grim reality and stresses the need for stronger legal action to be taken in punishing these criminals.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 7-10-In eight brief chapters, stalking is defined, common characteristics of stalkers are identified, cases of celebrities who have been victims are recounted, and suggestions are given for ways to protect oneself. Full-color photos appear throughout. The list for further reading includes Elaine Landau's Stalking (Watts, 1996), which presents a starker picture of the depth of desolation that victims face. Cynthia Wright's Everything You Need to Know about Dealing with Stalking (Rosen, 1999) takes a more personalized view. Goodnough's book is a more straightforward resource for reports. These titles offer teens information from a slightly different perspective, but all provide solid advice regarding personal safety.-Marilyn Fairbanks, Azure IRC, Brockton High School, MA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.