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Is it at all possible to stop a stalker (legally) without contacting authorities? Could you share some ideas to help avert the stalking?
Pansy Wade
01/09/2008
arrow icon Stopping a stalker is challenging. In some cases, criminal ...
Michelle Garcia
03/04/2008
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What are the 19 states that currently have anti stalking laws?
K Sperry
05/21/2007
arrow icon All 50 states have enacted legislation that makes stalking a...
Michelle Garcia
07/09/2007
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Managing details of stalking events can be overwhelming with occurances 24/7 no matter where the victim is or what they may be doing. Other than keeping a "log" manually or by computer, ...
Kathe Reinhold
04/23/2007
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Mike Proctor
06/25/2007
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I was reading a book from a police officer who said the reason we are stalked is that the stalker has watched you and knows you will not physically harm him. Is this true?
aouttodie
01/26/2007
arrow icon There are different types of stalkers, who stalk for differe...
Mike Proctor
06/25/2007
arrow icon I have done much research on stalking and that statement doe...
evilanne
01/31/2007
arrow icon There are a multitude of reasons why stalkers stalk gaining...
Michelle Garcia
01/31/2007
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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 topics...
OVCRC
01/24/2007
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Hello again, If police arrest an offender will the victim automatically be registered to receive notification upon the offenders release, or is this something the victim will have to do if that particular ...
Hadeel Sweatt
01/24/2007
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Kim Gagnon
01/07/2008
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Michelle Garcia
01/24/2007
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I work on a military installation and we often have issues of whose jusrisdiction if it is cell phone harrassment and the victim isn't sure where they were at when the call came in. They usually have rece...
Natalie McCart
01/24/2007
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Mike Proctor
06/25/2007
arrow icon Jurisdictional issues often arise in stalking cases. Ideall...
Michelle Garcia
01/24/2007
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What is the percentage of male stalkers vs. female stalkers? Are they both prone to violence? Does one deal the same way with a male stalker than with a female one? Thank you.
Claudia
01/24/2007
arrow icon Men do stalk more often than women. Both can have violence i...
Mike Proctor
06/25/2007
arrow icon Approximately 87 of stalkers are male, and 13 are female. M...
Michelle Garcia
01/24/2007
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What are the penalties if someone is to violate the stalking order and how can you help to hold the stalker accountable for his actions?
Renee B
01/24/2007
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Mike Proctor
06/25/2007
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Michelle Garcia
01/24/2007
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An important component of stalking is fear. How would you propose the fear element is best presented to the prosecutor?
Vicki
01/24/2007
arrow icon Stalking is a course of conduct crime. In most states, there...
Mike Proctor
06/25/2007
arrow icon The fear element requirement varies from state to state. So...
Michelle Garcia
01/24/2007
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Hello, I have two questions. 1.- What kind of evindence is needed to prove a stalking case? 2.- Does the victim need to make a report every time she/he is been stalked? Thank you.
Asulachenter
01/24/2007
arrow icon Where can I get a copy of the stalking documentation log?
Nancy G. Ramos
01/08/2008
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Michelle Garcia
01/24/2007
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What are some things a victim of stalking can do in order to have her address remain confidential. Here in florida we can go through the Attorney Generals office, is this the same in other states if the v...
Hadeel Sweatt
01/24/2007
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Michelle Garcia
01/24/2007
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My state has a stalking law but few stalking charges are actually brought against the stalkers b/c of the law being complicated to prosecute. What states have good stalking laws in place where they are ac...
Charlene James
01/24/2007
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Mike Proctor
06/25/2007
arrow icon I would also be interested in more information on this as we...
Renee B
01/24/2007
arrow icon Stalking laws vary from state to state as do prosecutions. ...
Michelle Garcia
01/24/2007
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What should a victim do if they don't know the stalker's name?
Joanna Dingman
01/24/2007
arrow icon It depends. If a victim is unaware of who the stalker is, a...
Michelle Garcia
01/24/2007
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I am a Victim Services Coordinator for the Casper Police Department in Casper, Wyoming. I had heard a couple of years ago about agencies using "stalk the stalker kits" What do you know ab...
Jim Holscher
01/24/2007
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Michelle Garcia
01/24/2007
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Michelle... Often we have victims who do not seem to want to help themselves (particularly in Domestic Violence cases). Stalking raises the stakes and the risk/dangerousness level so what can we do (or sho...
Kevin Woods
01/24/2007
arrow icon I read one of the best books on domestic violence and the mi...
Terri Barker
03/14/2007
arrow icon You can find a copy of Jacquelyn Campbell's Danger Assessmen...
Michelle Garcia
01/26/2007
arrow icon Here is the link: http://www.dangerassessment.com/WebApplica...
kelle
01/26/2007
arrow icon I would like a copy of Jacqueline Campbell's threat assessme...
Vicki Hipp
01/25/2007
arrow icon I have found that using a dangerousness assessment with wome...
kelle
01/24/2007
arrow icon And always remember, that a safety plan is a self-generated ...
Will Roberts
01/24/2007
arrow icon As you know, there are many reasons you may run into this ty...
Michelle Garcia
01/24/2007
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Does each State recieve funding for stalking law to be accountable to the women abused who are being stalked? Also, does restraining order's put stalking guidelines (such as avoid the home or where the wo...
Annette
01/24/2007
arrow icon States receive funding to address stalking in a number of di...
Michelle Garcia
01/24/2007
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Could you please give us an update on stalking via GPS installed in vehicles and cell phones? I think it is important to know some of the latest technology so that victims and advocates understand how thi...
Kelle
01/24/2007
arrow icon The use of GPS devices to track victims is becoming more and...
Michelle Garcia
01/24/2007
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How do we get seemingly innocent acts to be taken as a crime of stalking by police departments, especially in smaller rural communities? Example parking across the street and watching a person. If two or...
Natalie McCart
01/24/2007
arrow icon Mike, How can I get a copy of the CD on stalking protocol. ...
Nancy G. Ramos
01/08/2008
arrow icon Trust me, it is not just small town law enforcement that doe...
Mike Proctor
07/03/2007
arrow icon I understand your frustration, and unfortunately, this is an...
Michelle Garcia
01/24/2007
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Are there any classic profiles of stalkers/ and stalking behaviour? What internet resources are there for stalking victims and their lawyers?
Stephen Page
01/24/2007
arrow icon Numerous typologies of stalkers have been developed you can...
Michelle Garcia
01/24/2007
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Many of us who work with stalking victims know that it is important to have evidence of the stalker's behavior to present to a court to get a restraining order and to successfully prosecute. Aside from kee...
Susan Quinn, JD
01/24/2007
arrow icon Collect anything and everything, any unwanted gifts, letters...
Michelle Garcia
01/24/2007
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When notifying stalking victims of the release of their offender, what is the one best piece of advice to give them when they ask for help? Typically, a stalking offender has a short sentence to serve in ...
Barbara Grissom
01/24/2007
arrow icon I would recommend that the victim engage in safety planning....
Michelle Garcia
01/24/2007
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Most resources and suggested safety plans focus on victims who know their stalker. I have a case where a stalker is chosing to randomly stalk female letter carriers. His pattern is totally unpredictable. ...
Vickie McKnew
01/24/2007
arrow icon Whenever we are dealing with a stranger stalker, we begin ou...
Mike Proctor
06/26/2007
arrow icon The offender does not know the victims personally. He actua...
Vickie
01/24/2007
arrow icon Pairing up carriers isn't cost effective. The USPS would no...
Vickie
01/24/2007
arrow icon Since this is such an abnormal case, would pairing up letter...
Will Roberts
01/24/2007
arrow icon This scenario raises a few questions? Is the stalker known?...
Michelle Garcia
01/24/2007
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START GUEST HOST SESSION - The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is pleased to welcome Ms. Michelle Garcia to the OVC Web Forum. She is available to answer your questions on serving victims of stalking. Sp...
OVCRC
01/24/2007
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