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Cyberstalking

Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no. 166

Emma Ogilvie
ISBN 0 642 24181 3 ISSN 0817-8542
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, September 2000

Abstract

Cyberstalking is analogous to traditional forms of stalking, in that it incorporates persistent behaviours that instil apprehension and fear. Ogilvie highlights the three primary ways in which cyperstalking is conducted: email stalking; internet stalking; and computer stalking. She outlines three methods used to counter cyberstalking, all of which have varying degrees of success: personal protection; technical fixes; and legislation.

This paper is taken from the report of research undertaken with the assistance of a grant from the Criminology Research Council.