Category Archives: Stalking

New issues: Journal of Criminal Justice

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Journal of Criminal Justice 35(4), July-August 2007 and Journal of Criminal Justice 35(5), September-October 2007 are now online. Follow the link to the publisher’s website for abstracts and access to full text articles.

Contents:

Journal of Criminal Justice 35(4):

  • Predicting crime story salience: A replication – Steven Chermak and Nicole M. Chapman
  • Duration of the time to reconviction: Evidence from UK prisoner discharge data – Roger Arthur Bowles and Chrisostomos Florackis
  • Convicting and incarcerating felony offenders of intimate assault and the odds of new assault charges – John Wooldredge
  • Roles of neighborhood race and status in the middle stages of juror selection – Ralph B. Taylor, Jerry H. Ratcliffe, Lillian Dote and Brian A. Lawton
  • Race and repeats: The impact of officer performance on racially biased policing – Lisa Growette Bostaph
  • Interpersonal violent crime in Ghana: The case of assault in Accra – Joseph Appiahene-Gyamfi
  • The long-term impact of restorative justice programming for juvenile offenders – Kathleen J. Bergseth and Jeffrey A. Bouffard
  • How does reactivity affect police behavior? Describing and quantifying the impact of reactivity as behavioral change in a large-scale observational study of police – Richard Spano

Journal of Criminal Justice 35(5):

  • Differentiating among racial/ethnic groups and its implications for understanding juvenile justice decision making – Michael J. Leiber, Joseph Johnson, Kristan Fox and Robyn Lacks
  • Prisonization and accounts of gun carrying – Paul B. Stretesky, Mark Pogrebin, N. Prabha Unnithan and Gerry Venor
  • Victims’ perceptions of police response to domestic violence incidents – Ida M. Johnson
  • Considering the efficacy of situational crime prevention in schools – Lauren O’Neill and Jean Marie McGloin
  • Citizen assessment of local criminal courts: Does fairness matter? – Kevin Buckler, Francis T. Cullen and James D. Unnever
  • Investigating the impact of extended bar closing times on police stops for DUI – Leana Allen Bouffard, Lindsey Ellen Bergeron and Jeffrey A. Bouffard
  • Operationalizing risk: The influence of measurement choice on the prevalence and correlates of prison violence among incarcerated murderers – Jon R. Sorensen and Mark D. Cunningham
  • Stalking acknowledgement and reporting among college women experiencing intrusive behaviors: Implications for the emergence of a “classic stalking case” – Carol E. Jordan, Pamela Wilcox and Adam J. Pritchard
  • A note on the status of discretion in police research – Ernest L. Nickels

Quick links

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Quick links from around the web and blogosphere:

From the BPS Research Digest Blog, research that suggests jurors may be biased against fathers in child sex abuse trials: The researchers “found that with all other circumstances and evidence held equal, people are more likely to judge a father guilty than a mother. However the same gender bias wasn’t found to apply when the suspect was a stranger to the alleged victim.”

Via Schneier on Security, the San Francisco Chronicle (14 Aug) discusses the proposition that CCTV cameras in San Francisco public housing developments “have never helped police officers arrest a homicide suspect even though about a quarter of the city’s homicides occur on or near public housing property”.

Mind Hacks comments on a story in Time Magazine (8 Aug) on efforts to overcome law enforcement stereotypes and misconceptions about people with mental illness.

Providentia highlights a recent study on the ‘fear standard’ in stalking. The abstract concludes: “Requiring a woman to feel fearful before accepting her experience as an instance of stalking risks… a miscarriage of justice, an undercount of the crime, and an abandonment of women (and others) who need validation from the state and protection from stalkers”.

Grits for Breakfast has run a series of posts on ‘snitching’ recently, including: informant-related news stories, the prevalence of the ‘no snitching’ code and the crucial distinction between a ‘snitch’ and a witness.

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New issue: Violence Against Women 13(7)

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Violence Against Women 13(7) , July 2007 is now online. Follow the link to the publisher’s website for abstracts and access to full text articles.

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Contents include:

  • Risk Factors for Abusive Relationships: A Study of Vietnamese American Immigrant Women – Merry Morash, Hoan Bui, Yan Zhang, and Kristy Holtfreter
  • Silenced Voices and Structured Survival: Battered Women’s Help Seeking – Angela M. Moe
  • Exploring the Perceptions of Domestic Violence Service Providers in Rural Localities – Brenda J. Eastman, Shelia G. Bunch, A. Hamilton Williams, and Lena W. Carawan
  • The Factors Affecting Sexual Assaults Committed by Strangers and Acquaintances – Lynn M. Pazzani
  • Women Who Are Stalked: Questioning the Fear Standard – Noella A. Dietz and Patricia Yancey Martin

New issue: Violence Against Women 13(7)

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Violence Against Women 13(7) (July 2007) is now online. Follow the link to the publisher’s website for abstracts and access to full text articles.

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Contents include:

  • Risk Factors for Abusive Relationships: A Study of Vietnamese American Immigrant Women – Merry Morash, Hoan Bui, Yan Zhang, and Kristy Holtfreter
  • Silenced Voices and Structured Survival: Battered Women’s Help Seeking – Angela M. Moe
  • Exploring the Perceptions of Domestic Violence Service Providers in Rural Localities – Brenda J. Eastman, Shelia G. Bunch, A. Hamilton Williams, and Lena W. Carawan
  • The Factors Affecting Sexual Assaults Committed by Strangers and Acquaintances – Lynn M. Pazzani
  • Women Who Are Stalked: Questioning the Fear Standard – Noella A. Dietz and Patricia Yancey Martin

The Fixated Threat Assessment Centre

According to This is London.com, the Metropolitan Police has set up a new squad to protect VIPs from threats by stalkers and terrorists (26 May):

[…] The Fixated Threat Assessment Centre (FTAC) was quietly set up last year to identify individuals who pose a direct threat to VIPs including the Prime Minister, the Cabinet and the Royal Family. It was given sweeping powers to check more than 10,000 suspects’ files to identify mentally unstable potential killers and stalkers with a fixation against public figures. The team’s psychiatrists and psychologists then have the power to order treatment – including forcibly detaining suspects in secure psychiatric units. Using these powers, the unit can legally detain people for an indefinite period without trial, criminal charges or even evidence of a crime being committed and with very limited rights of appeal.

[…] FTAC was set up following an NHS research programme based at Chase Farm Hospital in Enfield, Middlesex, which looked at the threat to prominent figures from “fixated” people. The team examined thousands of cases and liaised with the FBI, the US Secret Service, the Capitol Hill Police, which protects Congressmen and Senators, and the Swedish and Norwegian secret services.

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New issue: Journal of Interpersonal Violence

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The January, February and March 2007 issues of Journal of Interpersonal Violence (volume 22, issues 1, 2 & 3) are now online. Follow the links to the Sage website for abstracts and access to full text articles. Sign up for personalised ToC alerts here .

Remember that Sage is offering FREE access to all articles until 28 February.

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New issue: International Journal of Law and Psychiatry

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The January 2007 issue of the International Journal of Law and Psychiatry 30(1) is now online.

Follow the link to the Science Direct website for abstracts and access to full text articles.

Contents include:

  • Identifying risk factors in stalking: A review of current research – Troy McEwan, Paul E. Mullen and Rosemary Purcell
  • What can we learn from the first community-based epidemiological study on stalking in Germany? – Harald Dressing, Peter Gass and Christine Kuehner
  • Justice and equality in mental health law: The European experience – Brenda Hale
  • Civil commitment in Turkey: Reflections on a bill drafted by psychiatrists – Rasim Arikan, Paul S. Appelbaum, Mustafa Sercan, Solmaz Turkcan, Nevzat Satmis and Aslihan Polat
  • Loathing the sinner, medicalizing the sin: Why sexually violent predator statutes are unjust – John Douard
  • Risk and the preventive detention of sex offenders in Australia and the United States – Cynthia Calkins Mercado and James R.P. Ogloff
  • Trends in involuntary psychiatric hospitalization in Israel 1991–2000 – Arie Bauer, Paula Rosca, Alexander Grinshpoon, Razek Khawaled, Roberto Mester, Rinat Yoffe and Alexander M. Ponizovsky
  • Balancing autonomy and risk: A failure of nerve in England and Wales? – Genevra Richardson
  • Severe mental disorder as a basic commitment criterion for minors – Riittakerttu Kaltiala-Heino and Sari Fröjd

ABC Radio’s All in the Mind tackles stalking

The latest edition of the fabulous Australian psychology show All in the Mind is an examination of stalking, featuring contributions from Rosemary Purcell and Paul Mullen (both at Monash University), authors of Stalkers and Their Victims (Cambridge University Press, 2000).

[…] From the latest research in forensic psychiatry, we hear what motivates those who stalk, and one woman gives an open account of what impact being the victim of a stalker has had on her life.

Link to MP3 download.

New publications from UK Home Office

Full text reports available via the Home Office RDS What’s New page.

  • Findings 277 – Underage drinking: findings from the 2004 Offending, Crime and Justice Survey
  • Online report 14/06: Delinquent youth groups and offending: findings from the 2004 Offending, Crime and Justice Survey
  • Online report 12/06: Domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking: Findings from the 2004/05 British Crime Survey
  • Home Office Statistical Bulletin 08/06: Seizures of Drugs, England and Wales 2004
  • Home Office Statistical Bulletin 07/06: Firearms Certificates, England and Wales 2004/05

New articles of forensic relevance in non-forensic psych journals

Sorry about the length – these have been building up a bit, but below the fold, articles on child abuse, intimate partner violence, juvenile victims and offenders, offender treatment and rehabilitation, terrorism, aggression and violence, rape, psychopathy, stalking and Tourette’s.
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