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Cyberstalking: Prevalence, characteristics and impact

Harewell, Jenna L. and Pina, Afroditi and Storey, Jennifer E. (2021) Cyberstalking: Prevalence, characteristics and impact. In: The Palgrave Handbook of Gendered Violence and Technology. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK, pp. 203-227. ISBN 978-3-030-83733-4. E-ISBN 978-3-030-83734-1. (doi:10.1007/978-3-030-83734-1_11) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:96009)

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Abstract

Harassment and abusive behaviours are transcending into online spaces with the advancement of technology. In particular, the use of technology to pursue and stalk targets presents the phenomenon of cyberstalking. The following chapter delineates the definition of cyberstalking, assessing the contrasting views on the overlap with stalking as well as the issues in outlining prevalence. We also present the technology-based, behaviour-based, and motive-based typologies of cyberstalking. The limited literature on perpetrators is reviewed highlighting the malevolent characteristics, childhood experiences, online behaviour, mental health, and gender differences related to cyberstalking perpetration. Finally, the extensive emotional, psychological, physical, and social impact on victims is assessed along with the help-seeking and coping methods utilised.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/978-3-030-83734-1_11
Uncontrolled keywords: Cyberstalking, prevalence, perpetration, victimisation, help-seeking, technology facilitated
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Women
K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Jennifer Storey
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2022 13:01 UTC
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2022 08:13 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/96009 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Pina, Afroditi: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8850-5625
Storey, Jennifer E.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6432-2514
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