The Psychology Of Stalking: Clinical And Forensic Perspectives

Paperback | April 17, 2001

byJ. Reid MeloyEditorJ. Reid Meloy

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The Psychology of Stalking is the first scholarly book on stalking ever published. Virtually every serious writer and researcher in this area of criminal psychopathology has contributed a chapter. These chapters explore stalking from social, psychiatric, psychological and behavioral perspectives. New thinking and data are presented on threats, pursuit characteristics, psychiatric diagnoses, offender-victim typologies, cyberstalking, false victimization syndrome, erotomania, stalking and domestic violence, the stalking of public figures, and many other aspects of stalking, as well as legal issues. This landmark text is of interest to both professionals and other thoughtful individuals who recognize the serious nature of this ominous social behavior. Key Features* First scholarly book on stalking ever published* Contributions from virtually all major researchers in field* Discussion of what to do when being stalked* Uses examples from recent publicized cases

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The Psychology of Stalking is the first scholarly book on stalking ever published. Virtually every serious writer and researcher in this area of criminal psychopathology has contributed a chapter. These chapters explore stalking from social, psychiatric, psychological and behavioral perspectives. New thinking and data are presented on ...

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The Psychology of Stalking is the first scholarly book on stalking ever published. Virtually every serious writer and researcher in this area of criminal psychopathology has contributed to this comprehensive resource. These chapters explore stalking from social, psychiatric, psychological, legal, and behavioral perspectives. New thinki...

Dr. Reid Meloy is a diplomate in forensic psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology. He was Chief of the Forensic Mental Health Division for San Diego County, and now devotes his time to a private civil and criminal forensic practice, research, writing, and teaching. He is an associate clinical professor of psychiatry...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:327 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:April 17, 2001Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0124905617

ISBN - 13:9780124905610

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Table of Contents

J.R. Meloy, The Psychology of Stalking.
R. Saunders, The Legal Perspective on Stalking.
K.K. Kienlen, Developmental and Social Antecedents of Stalking.
M. Zona, R.E. Palarea, and J.C. Lane, Jr., Psychiatric Diagnosis and the Victim-Offender Typology of Stalking.
G. Skoler, The Archetypes and Psychodynamics of Stalking.
D.M. Hall, The Victims of Stalking.
L.E. Walker and J.R. Meloy, Stalking and Domestic Violence.
J.R. Lion and J.A. Herschler, The Stalking of Clinicians by their Patients.
R.A. Fein and B. Vossekuil, Preventing Attacks on Public Officials and Public Figures: A Secret Service Perspective.
R. Lloyd-Goldstein, De Clérambault On-Line: A Survey of Erotomania and Stalking from the Old World to the World Wide Web.
J. Meyers, Cultural Factors in Erotomania and Obsessional Following.
K. Mohandie, C. Hatcher, and D. Raymond, False Victimization Syndromes in Stalking.
G.S. Lipson and M.J. Mills, Stalking, Erotomania, and the Tarasoff Cases.
D. Westrup, Applying Functional Analysis to Stalking Behavior.
S.G. White and J.S. Cawood, Threat Management of Stalking Cases.
Index.

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"This book is necessary reading for anyone who is currently working within any of the professional fields in which stalking is an issue."
-Anthony J. Pinizzotto, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Behavioral Sciences Unit