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Stalking and Psychosexual Obsession: Psychological Perspectives for Prevention, Policing and Treatment

Stalking and Psychosexual Obsession: Psychological Perspectives for Prevention, Policing and Treatment

Julian Boon (Editor), Lorraine Sheridan (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-471-49458-4

May 2002

272 pages

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The recent increased focus on high profile stalking cases has led to the raising of public awareness and professional concern, however, only recently has there been substantial scientific research into the area.

Stalking and Psychosexual Obsession represents a showcase of contemporary research and theory never before assembled in one book. The contributions which are drawn from the diverse spheres of psychology, psychiatry, the police and the law provide a comprehensive picture of what is currently known about stalking.

Each of the chapters not only takes stock of existing research, but provides ground-breaking new insights. Among the topics covered are victimology, violence risk assessment and case management issues and a new stalker classificatory system is presented which offers advice on how to identify different types of stalkers with different intervention strategies being suggested for each case.
* A comprehensive, global showcase of contemporary thought, ideas, research and practice
* An international team of expert contributors from diverse backgrounds, including, psychology, psychiatry, police and the law
About the Editors

About the Contributors

Foreword (D. Lamplugh)

Series Preface


The victim of stalking (M. Pathe and P. Mullen)

The psychological consequences of stalking victimisation (E. Blaauw, >et al.)

I was trying to let him down easy (G. de Becker)

Police care and support for victims of stalking (G. Copson and N. Marshall)

Stalker typologies: Implications for law enforcement (L. Sheridan and J. Boon)

From domestic violence to stalking: the infinite cycle of violence (A. Baldry)

Stalking and Violence (J. Meloy)

Psychopathology and treatment of Stalking (R. Badcock)

Managing stalkers: Coordinating treatment and supervision (P. Kropp, et al.)

Erotomania in women (P. Fitzgerald and M. Seeman)

The phenomenon of stalking in children and adolscents (J. McCann)

Cyberstalking (A. Burgess and T. Baker)

Stalking and the Law (P. Infield and G. Platford)

Conclusions (J. Sheridan and L. Boon)

"…highly recommended…" (Sexual & Relationship Therapy, Vol.17, No.4, 2002)