A study of women who stalk.

  title={A study of women who stalk.},
  author={Rosemary Purcell and Michele Path{\'e} and Paul E. Mullen},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  volume={158 12},
OBJECTIVE The authors examined whether female stalkers differ from their male counterparts in psychopathology, motivation, behavior, and propensity for violence. METHOD Female (N=40) and male (N=150) stalkers referred to a forensic mental health clinic were compared. RESULTS In this cohort, female stalkers were outnumbered by male stalkers by approximately four to one. The demographic characteristics of the groups did not differ, although more male stalkers reported a history of criminal… CONTINUE READING

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