The Prevalence and Nature of Stalking in the Australian Community

  title={The Prevalence and Nature of Stalking in the Australian Community},
  author={R. Purcell and M. Path{\'e} and P. Mullen},
  journal={Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry},
  pages={114 - 120}
  • R. Purcell, M. Pathé, P. Mullen
  • Published 2002
  • Medicine
  • Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
  • Objective: This study examines the extent and nature of stalking victimisation in a random community sample. Method: A postal survey was distributed to 3700 adult men and women selected from the electoral roll in the State of Victoria. Outcome measures included the lifetime and annual cumulative incidence of stalking, the duration and methods of harassment, rates of associated violence and responses to victimisation. Results: Almost one in four respondents (23.4%;432) had been stalked, the… CONTINUE READING
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