Violence and Victims

Violence and Victims is a magazine focusing on Social Sciences

Articles from Vol. 15, No. 1, 2000

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do: Unwanted Pursuit Behaviors Following the Dissolution of a Romantic Relationship
This study investigated the prevalence and predictors of unwanted pursuit behaviors among college students. Participants (n = 282) had experienced the termination of a meaningful romantic relationship. Two questionnaires were administered. One assessed...
Comparing Stalking Victimization from Legal and Victim Perspectives
Because stalking has only recently been recognized as a serious social problem and criminal justice concern, it is not surprising that there is little consensus among lawmakers about what constitutes stalking. To further understanding of how legal definitions...
Initial Courtship Behavior and Stalking: How Should We Draw the Line?
As noted by Schaum and Parrish (1995), stalking blurs the boundaries between normal courtship and obsessive behavior. Consequently, stalking proves an elusive phenomenon to define and to study. Where does courtship end and stalking begin? To address...
Intimate Partner Violence and Stalking Behavior: Exploration of Patterns and Correlates in a Sample of Acutely Battered Women
The aims of this study were to provide descriptive data on stalking in a sample of acutely battered women and to assess the interrelationship between constructs of emotional abuse, physical violence, and stalking in battered women. We recruited a sample...
Introduction to Stalking and Obsessive Behaviors in Everyday Life: Assessments of Victims and Perpetrators
Since the 1970s, social scientists have begun seriously to address a number of different types of violence in male-female relations. First, researchers became aware of and began to study physical violence in married couples (e.g., Pagelow, 1981; Straus,...
Stalking as a Variant of Intimate Violence: Implications from a Young Adult Sample
There is a limited but growing literature which suggests that stalking is a variant of intimate violence. The purpose of this study was to examine physical, psychological, and stalking victimization and perpetration among males and females. Alcohol use...
Stalking by Former Intimates: Verbal Threats and Other Predictors of Physical Violence
Scant empirical research has been conducted on the relationship between threats and violence. The purpose of this analysis is to assess the link between verbal threats of violence and actual physical violence against former intimate victims of stalking....