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A multivariate model of stalking behaviours

Canter, David V. and Ioannou, Maria (2004) A multivariate model of stalking behaviours. Behaviormetrika, 31 (2). pp. 113-130. ISSN 0385-7417

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    Abstract

    In order to reveal the variations that exist among stalkers in terms of actual stalking
    behaviours the range of offence actions that should be examined was derived from theoretical
    accounts of the differences between offenders. Four distinct thematic foci were
    hypothesised characterised by sexual, intimate, possessive and aggressive-destructive
    modes of offender-victim interaction. To test these hypotheses 50 offences were content
    analysed into 24 behavioural categories. The occurrence of these categories of
    behaviour across all offences was examined using SSA-I. A modulating facet was proposed,
    by analogy with previous studies, of violent sexual assaults that reflected the
    intensity of personal contact the stalker imposes upon the victim, with the most intense
    being the most differentiated and least frequent. The results lend support to the existence
    of a intensity facet that modulates all four aspects identified from the published
    literature, providing further evidence for a radex of criminality. This radex model is
    used to indicate biases in the current sample of cases by postulating implicit elements
    for future study. The implication of the radex model of stalking for the management of
    and interventions in stalking are also considered as the basis for future explorations.

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
    H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
    H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
    Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
    School of Human and Health Sciences > International Research Centre for Investigative Psychology
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    Depositing User: Sara Taylor
    Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2010 15:25
    Last Modified: 23 Dec 2010 14:06
    URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/8792

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