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Surviving stalking
Pathé, Michele, 1959-
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Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
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vii, 166 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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HV6594 .P37 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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A practical and comprehensive survival manual for victims of stalking and related crimes, Surviving Stalking offers sound, realistic and practical advice to victims and guidance through each stage of the criminal justice processes in America, Britain, and Australia. Using case studies, Michele Pathé describes the traumatic effects of stalking, the course of these symptoms, and how best to access psychological care and support. A comprehensive book for a general readership, it provides a contemporary account of victim types, stalker types, stalkers' motives, strategies to prevent and overcome stalking, and a list of resources available to stalking victims. Surviving Stalking will be of great interest not only to those who have been or are being stalked, but also to the health, law enforcement, and legal professionals who work with stalkers and their victims. Michele Pathé is Director of the Stalking and Threat Management Centre and Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health, Victoria, Australia. Pathé is the co-author of Stalkers and Their Victims (Cambridge, 2000), winner of the American Psychiatric Association's 2001 Manfred S. Guttmacher award for an outstanding contribution to the literature in forensic psychiatry.

Table of Contents

1 What is stalking?
2 How common is stalking?
3 Who stalks?
4 Could I be assaulted?
5 Can stalkers be treated?
6 Who are the victims of stalking?
7 The impact of stalking
8 Reducing your chances of victimization
9 Evading the stalker
10 Navigating the criminal justice system in America Doreen Orion
11 Navigating the criminal justice system in the United Kingdom Edward Petch
12 Navigating the criminal justice system in Australia
13 Should I just disappear?
14 How do I deal with the emotional impact of stalking?
15 How you can assist victims of stalking
Reading guide
Appendix 1 Other resources
Appendix 2 Protection from Harassment Act 1997
Appendix 3 Sample restraining order under Protection from Harassment Act 1997
Appendix 4 Criminal justice system flow chart, UK