Risk Factors for Violence Among Stalkers

  title={Risk Factors for Violence Among Stalkers},
  author={J. Reid Meloy and Beth E. Davis and Jon Lovette},
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 andlor property. Six dichotomous variables were sclected a priori to determine their relationship, if any, to violence risk based upon previous research: prior sexual intinlacy with the victim, major mental disorder, explicit threat toward the victim, pcrsonality… CONTINUE READING
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