Stalkers and harassers of royalty: the role of mental illness and motivation

@article{James2009StalkersAH,
  title={Stalkers and harassers of royalty: the role of mental illness and motivation},
  author={David V. James and Paul Edward Mullen and Michel Path{\'e} and J. Reid Meloy and Lulu F Preston and Brian J Darnley and Frank R. Farnham},
  journal={Psychological Medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={39},
  pages={1479 - 1490}
}
Background Public figures are at increased risk of attracting unwanted attention in the form of intrusions, stalking and, occasionally, attack. Whereas the potential threat to the British Royal Family from terrorists and organized groups is clearly defined, there is a dearth of knowledge about that from individual harassers and stalkers. This paper reports findings from the first systematic study of this group. Method A retrospective study was conducted of a randomly selected stratified sample… Expand
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