Risk Factors for Violence Among Stalkers

  title={Risk Factors for Violence Among Stalkers},
  author={J. Meloy and B. Davis and Jon Lovette},
  • J. Meloy, B. Davis, Jon Lovette
  • Published 2001
  • Psychology
  • Abstract A nonrandom sample (N = 59) of “obsessional followers” charged with the crime of stalking and related offenses were studied to determine risk factors for violence. Sixty percent of the sample were physically violent toward person and/or property. Six dichoto-mous variables were selected a priori to determine their relationship, if any, to violence risk based upon previous research: prior sexual intimacy with the victim, major mental disorder, explicit threat toward the victim… CONTINUE READING

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