Stalking: Psychiatric Perspectives and Practical Approaches by Debra A. PinalsStalking: Psychiatric Perspectives and Practical Approaches by Debra A. Pinals

Stalking: Psychiatric Perspectives and Practical Approaches

EditorDebra A. Pinals

Hardcover | July 9, 2007

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Over the last two decades, stalking has received increasingly widespread attention. The establishment of anti-stalking legislation has helped to spur interest in stalking research and the forensic assessment of stalkers. Popular representations of stalking have made the public more aware ofthis phenomenon. It has long been the responsibility of mental health professionals to provide assessments of and treatment for stalkers and their victims, and as criminal cases involving defendants charged with stalking become more common, it is now also the responsibility of legal professionals tobe knowledgeable about psychiatric aspects of stalking behavior and the risks that so often must be minimized through legal action or a combination of clinical and legal interventions. This volume provides a thorough overview of current scientific and clinical research about stalking, along withpractical guidance and original commentary from the Psychiatry and the Law Committee of the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry, an organization recognized for its contributions to mental health literature. In addition to covering the most widely discussed scientific topics related to stalking,including classification of stalking behaviors, risk assessment and risk management of stalkers, and the stalking experience from the perspective of victims, this book examines celebrity and special target stalking, cyberstalking, forensic assessment, and juvenile and adolescent stalking. iStalking:Psychiatric Perspectives and Practical Approaches/i provides a novel and comprehensive contribution to a field in need of an up-to-date text, written from the vantage point of forensic psychiatrists who encounter stalkers and their victims in their distinct roles as treatment providers and forensicevaluators. The prism of stalking and the risks involved continue to fascinate and frighten. In pursuit of rounded coverage, the authors have incorporated findings from numerous studies and analyzed these findings from several theoretical perspectives. Every chapter has been written from the vantagepoint of a committee of nationally recognized forensic psychiatrists who offer their perspectives on this fascinating but complex topic. Mental health professionals, members of the judiciary, law enforcement professionals, media personnel, and the public will no doubt find this text to be aninformative and useful resource.
Debra Pinals is Director of Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship and Training in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Title:Stalking: Psychiatric Perspectives and Practical ApproachesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 6.18 × 9.29 × 0.98 inPublished:July 9, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

PrefaceList of ContributorsForewordPart I: Introduction1. Debbie Giorgi-Guarnieri, J.D., M.D., and Michael Norko, M.D.: Stalking: Introduction, Definition and EpidemiologyPart II: Clinical Aspects of Stalking2. Debra A. Pinals, M.D.: Stalking: Classificatino and Typology3. Philip Resnick, M.D.: Stalking Risk Assessment4. James Knoll, M.D.: Risk Management of Stalking5. Alan Newman, M.D. and Kenneth Appelbaum, M.D.: Stalking: Perspectives on Victims and ManagementPart III: Stalking and the Law6. David Kapley, J.D., M.D. and John Cooke, J.D., M.D.: Trends in Anti-Stalking Legislation7. Douglas Mossman, M.D.: Stalking, Competence to Stand Trial, and Criminal Responsibility8. Charles Scott, M.D., Peter Ash, M.D., and Todd Elwyn, J.D., M.D.: Juvenile Aspects of Stalking9. Graham Glancy, M.B., Ch.B., F.R.C. Psych., F.R.C.P.(C), Alan Newman, M.D., Mordecai Potash, M.D., and John Tennison, M.D.: Cyberstalking10. Robert T.M. Phillips, M.D., Ph.D., D.F.A.P.A: Celebrity and Presidential TargetsDebra A. Pinals, M.D.: Part V: Epilogue

Editorial Reviews

"This book stands alone at the forefront of identifying and understanding this disturbing phenomenon. The vast experience of the authors adds a rich clinical componentto the empirical data and serves to make the information more approachable and useful for readers. This is a worthy additionto a practitioner's library, and the comfortable writing style allows for a quick referral to specific issues. This book will undoubtedly be viewed as a vital reference for both forensic and general clinicians involved in the assessment and potential treatment of individuals with stalkingbehavior."--Doody's