Knowns and Unknowns

@inproceedings{Sheridan2003KnownsAU,
  title={Knowns and Unknowns},
  author={Lorraine P. Sheridan and Eric Blaauw and Graham M Davies},
  year={2003}
}
The current work reviews literature on the nature of stalking. Despite its nebulous nature and differing legal and clinical definitions of stalking, researchers and practitioners are referring to the same phenomenon. Stalking is chronic, consisting of a number of nuisance behaviors that appear consistent over countries and samples. Different categorizations of stalkers and their victims exist, but ex-partner stalkers are a distinctive category with respect to their prevalence, violence risk… 
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