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Stalking: Notion, characteristics and social responses

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Author(s): Nikolić-Ristanović Vesna | Kovačević-Lepojević Marina

Journal: Temida
ISSN 1450-6637

Volume: 10;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 3;
Date: 2007;
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Keywords: stalking | notion | characteristics | prevalence | social responses | world

ABSTRACT
In the last two decades stalking phenomenon is recognized and actualized in the world in professional, scientific circles, in media and the everyday talk. Recently, stalking is identified as specific and complex problem studied separately from domestic violence, workplace abuse, sexual harassment, threats, following, homicide, voyeurism and the other phenomenon to which stalking may or not be related. This paper is aimed to determine the notion of stalking and its relationship with similar phenomena, to review the research about the prevalence and nature of stalking, as well as to review the measures for its prevention, supporting victims and prosecution of offenders. Finally, the paper intend to contribute toward initiation of research and legal reforms regarding stalking victimisation in Serbia.
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