WOMEN, THE CRIME OF STALKING, AND ITS EFFECTS: A Study of Police Attitudes and Practices

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This monograph examines why stalking victims are offered poor protection and little support by the police. It advocates the refinement of police methods of recruitment, training and evaluation to combat the effects of patriarchy and gender issues in university criminal justice programs.


“This research work is refreshing as it examines a crime that has not received a lot of research attention: Stalking. It has received even less attention from a radical feminist theoretical approach and I must commend [the author] for his efforts in this respect.”-Prof. Robbin S. Ogle, University of Nebraska, Omaha

…provides an interesting and useful discussion of the implications of his study in relation to police recruitment and training. I recommend [the author’s] study to anyone who is interested in learning more about stalking.” -Prof. Pete Simi, University of Nebraska, Omaha

“[The author] is to be applauded for drawing scholarly attention to patriarchy and stalking…will serve as an example and model for years to come for others interested in stalking in particular, and feminist criminology and crimes against women in general.”-Prof. Candice Batton, University of Nabreska, Omaha

Table of Contents

Foreword by Robbin Ogle, University of Nebraska Omaha


Introduction: Stalking and the Police

Chapter 1: The Problem of Stalking and Its Effects
Theoretical Approaches
Control of Women in Contemporary Society
The Law Enforcement Response
How Will This Study Contribute to Criminal Justice Literature?
Why is This Study Important?
What is the Purpose of this Study?
Research Plan

Chapter 2: Feminism, Policing, and Stalking
Literature Review
Feminist Theories
Patriarchy in Police Decision Making
Police Culture in the United States
Stalking in the United States
Studies of University Students Concerning Intimate-Partner Violence
Attitudes of Students toward Crime and Criminal Justice Issues

Chapter 3: Plan of Study
Research Questions
Research Hypotheses
Sample Size
Data Collection Procedures
Human Subjects Issues
Design and Measurement
Dependent Variables
Independent Variables
Control Variables
Plan of Analysis

Chapter 4: Findings
Meeting the Assumptions of Multiple Regression
Descriptive Statistics
Major and Independent Variables
Controlling for Sex
Scale Variables
Knowledge about Stalking
Attitudes about Stalking

Chapter 5: Discussion and directions for the Future
Discussion of Hypotheses
Theoretical Implications
Policy Implications
Directions for Future Research
Limitations of the Study
Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C
Appendix D



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