Characteristics of False Stalking Reports

  title={Characteristics of False Stalking Reports},
  author={Lorraine P. Sheridan and Eric Blaauw},
  journal={Criminal Justice and Behavior},
  pages={55 - 72}
Very little research exists on false reports of stalking. The current work analyzed questionnaires completed by 357 respondents who presented as stalking victims at antistalking charities in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. After eight uncertain cases were excluded, the false reporting rate was judged to be 11.5%, with the majority of false victims suffering delusions (70%). Those making false reports differed from genuine victims on several characteristics. For instance, they tended to… Expand
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