Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
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Reid Meloy, J. 2010. Stalking. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–3.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
The crime of stalking contains three elements: a pattern of unwanted following or harassment, a credible threat, and the induction of fear in the victim. Without victim awareness, there is no crime of stalking. Unwanted pursuit and sustained fear are the sine qua non of stalking.
- threatening communications;
- attachment pathology