Identifying Stalking: The Relevance of Intent in Commonsense Reasoning

@article{Dennison2002IdentifyingST,
  title={Identifying Stalking: The Relevance of Intent in Commonsense Reasoning},
  author={Susan Michelle Dennison and Donald M. Thomson},
  journal={Law and Human Behavior},
  year={2002},
  volume={26},
  pages={543-561}
}
One method of distinguishing stalking from law-abiding behavior is to determine whether the accused intended to cause fear or harm to the target. However, this distinction may not capture community concerns regarding intrusive or harassing behavior. The present research examines the effect of intent, persistence, relationship, and consequences on community perceptions of stalking. Responses of 1,080 members of the community to a series of scenarios indicated that the presence of explicit… CONTINUE READING
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