Enero es el Mes Nacional de Concientización sobre el Acecho/Acoso en Estados Unidos

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La Historia del Mes Nacional de Concientización sobre el Acecho (National Stalking Awareness Month)

En enero de 2004, el Centro Nacional para Víctimas del Delito lanzó Nacional de Concientización sobre el acecho Mes (NSAM) para aumentar el conocimiento del público del delito de acoso. NSAM surgió de el trabajo del Centro de Recursos de acecho, un programa del Centro Nacional financiado por la Oficina de Violencia Contra la Mujer del Departamento de Justicia de Estados Unidos, para crear conciencia sobre el acecho y ayudar a desarrollar e implementar respuestas multidisciplinarias a la delincuencia. Sigue leyendo

Female Stalkers, Part 4: Attachment Style as a Predictor of Who is More Likely to Stalk and Abuse and Who is More Likely to Be Stalked and Abused

por Dr Tara J. Palmatier

This is the fourth article in the Shrink4Men series on female stalkers. It answers the question, which personality types are more likely to engage in stalking and which personality types are more likely to be stalked? Female Stalkers, Part 1: What is Stalking and Can Men Be Stalked by Women? is an introduction to stalking and current statistics on the phenomenon. Female Stalkers, Part 2: Checklist of Stalking and Harassment Behaviors provides a list of common stalking behaviors. Female Stalkers, Part 3: The Case of the Ex-Girlfriend Who Won’t Take ‘No’ for an Answershares a real life story about a young man who’s currently being stalked by his ex-girlfriend. Sigue leyendo

A Study of Women Who Stalk

Rosemary Purcell, B.A., M.Psych.; Michele Pathé, M.B.B.S., F.R.A.N.Z.C.P.; Paul E. Mullen, M.B.B.S., D.Sc., F.R.C.Psych.
Am J Psychiatry 2001;158:2056-2060. 10.1176/appi.ajp.158.12.2056


In our experience, those who find themselves the victim of a female stalker often confront indifference and skepticism from law enforcement and other helping agencies.

In most cases of rejected stalking, the harassment followed the breakdown of a sexually intimate relationship […] In 18% (N=7) of the cases, the stalking was classified as «resentful,» the stalker seeking to punish and torment a victim perceived as having mistreated or slighted her.

The duration of stalking ranged between 2 months and 20 years (median=22 months).

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