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Addressing Technology and Stalking
 
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Has anyone ever had stalking continue for six months including broadcasting on your TV and tracking devices that are mobile?
Rhonda Dris
06/14/2010
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END GUEST HOST SESSION - Thank you for participating in OVC’s Web Forum Guest Host Series. We hope this discussion will help you better serve crime victims. Please continue to discuss this and other ...
OVCRC
01/21/2009
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you have addressed the need to document any and all incidents, but sometimes victims are scared that law enforcement will think they are paranoid or imagining the stalking, particularly if the stalking is ...
Molly Kay
01/21/2009
arrow icon This is a very serious situation. One area in which criminal...
Dr J
01/27/2010
arrow icon It was true that many law enforcement communities were not i...
Michael Proctor
10/21/2009
arrow icon This is a big problem with cyberstalking. Many local law en...
Ms. Dean
02/12/2009
arrow icon Concern that law enforcement won't take them seriously is co...
Michelle Garcia
01/21/2009
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We've had situations where the victim is continuously being contacted/stalked by the offender, but law enforcement seems to minimize the offender's behavior due to the "non threatening" nature of...
Tanya
01/21/2009
arrow icon I completely agree that this is a very serious situation and...
Dr J
01/27/2010
arrow icon I have heard from so many victims of pathologicals who go to...
one2one4victims
12/17/2009
arrow icon The scenario you relayed is all too common and highlights th...
Michelle Garcia
01/21/2009
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You mentioned earlier that phone service providers only keep texting data for a couple of days. Our local prosecutors office is attempting to work with service providers to streamline evidence collection ...
Tim B
01/21/2009
arrow icon Thats great. Be proactive & document every way possible. Rec...
CindySouthworth
01/21/2009
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How does a victim know whether the stalker is using GPS or other technology? What does the victim look for? Where?
Cindy H
01/21/2009
arrow icon In addition to below answer (warning signs), its about insti...
CindySouthworth
01/21/2009
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Are there warning signs we can look for/teach the public to help people identify stalking through technology?
E. Anthony
01/21/2009
arrow icon Often, a survivor will tell us that somehow the stalker know...
CindySouthworth
01/21/2009
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For training purposes, is there any literature available on this topic that I can refer to while preparing presentations?
Jessica T.
01/21/2009
arrow icon Both Safety Net and the SRC has materials which you can refe...
Michelle Garcia
01/21/2009
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What is being done in North Carolina to update the Stalking law?
sarah
01/21/2009
arrow icon I am interested in feedback from everyone as to their feelin...
John Lacher
07/22/2009
arrow icon Sarah, the North Carolina law was just amended in 2008. You...
Michelle Garcia
01/21/2009
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cindy, you alluded to this in a previous response but are companies that market "detective" equipment [like microphones, videocameras, transmitters, etc] held accountable for the use of their pro...
Shawn Levin
01/21/2009
arrow icon Shawn, we're working with the reputable companies who want t...
CindySouthworth
01/21/2009
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Some of our advocates aren't particularly tech-savy. Are there any training programs you're aware of to bring our staff up to date?
Carol S
01/21/2009
arrow icon The Safety Net Project at NNEDV has been training state DV a...
CindySouthworth
01/21/2009
arrow icon The Stalking Resource Center and Safety Net co-host national...
Michelle Garcia
01/21/2009
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In our area, we've seen an increase in the number of indirect threats on accounts like myspace, facebook, etc. What ways, as an adovcate, can we assist victims and possibly law enforcement with establishin...
Abby
01/21/2009
arrow icon Abby - Regarding law enforcement and preserving evidence: we...
CindySouthworth
01/21/2009
arrow icon Abby as so often in this work it depends :-) When a victim...
CindySouthworth
01/21/2009
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Are there any states that specifically have a stalking injunction?
Lindsay S.
01/21/2009
arrow icon There are several states that offer protective orders specif...
Michelle Garcia
01/21/2009
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It seems on-line stalking and harassment has made it even easier for perpetrators to abuse victims. How can you help someone who is feeling neglected by laws? Stating that there is no "proof&q...
Nicole
01/21/2009
arrow icon Without having more information I'd have to say that it depe...
Michelle Garcia
01/22/2009
arrow icon To piggy-back on the previous question... is there anyway to...
Danielle
01/21/2009
arrow icon While technology can pose definite challenges in tracing the...
Michelle Garcia
01/21/2009
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What can we offer to the victims that we serve, in terms of strategies, to combat new technologies that stalkers may use?
JenniferB
01/21/2009
arrow icon Stalkers use any tech to threaten, monitor or record convers...
CindySouthworth
01/21/2009
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What are some new technologies that stalkers are using and how are they using them?
Katie
01/21/2009
arrow icon Katie, while we cover newer technologies in our trainings, ...
CindySouthworth
01/21/2009
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What is being done with the new technology such as gps and spycam and the out of date stalking laws?
Ella Jones
01/21/2009
arrow icon It sounds like this may be due to the physical proximity req...
Michelle Garcia
01/22/2009
arrow icon In the case with my client, the abuser had to physically fol...
Ella Jones
01/21/2009
arrow icon The majority of the stalking laws in place across the county...
Michelle Garcia
01/21/2009
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Please provide examples of environmental strategies that have been instrumental in addressing best practices in stalking; strategies that have been executed nationally in curtailing crime against women. ...
Yvonne
01/21/2009
arrow icon Yvonne, your question is much more complex than an 800 chara...
Michelle Garcia
01/21/2009
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It seems like now days the youth are more knowledgable with computers than I was when I was their age. But they can also be more vunerable. I am a crime victim advocate for Victims fo Crime on the Lummi In...
Olivia Solomon
01/21/2009
arrow icon We work with a large number of victim service providers who ...
Michelle Garcia
01/21/2009
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How can I best help my clients stay safe on the internet and report any stalking behavior?
Linda Spurlock
01/21/2009
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CindySouthworth
01/21/2009
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I am delighted OVW is joining OVC to present this web forum and want to thank Michelle Garcia and Cindy Southworth for leading the discussion. I would like to note that BJS has recently released a Special ...
OVW Acting Dir.
01/21/2009
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START GUEST HOST SESSION - The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is pleased to welcome Ms. Michelle Garcia and Ms. Cindy Southworth to the OVC Web Forum. They are available to answer your questions on tech...
OVCRC
01/21/2009
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