Centre for Forensic and Family Psychology

Factors influencing the perception of stalking

We’ve recently carried out a replication and extension of our work (Duff & Scott, 2013) looking at the impact of contextual information on perceptions of stalking in the UK, USA, and Australia. We found that providing reasons for why relationships have broken down changes the ways in which people think about ex-partner stalkers across the three countries. This is an important finding as we know that ex-partner stalkers are typically considered less dangerous than stranger stalkers by the public, but the reality is that it is ex-partners who pose the greatest threat overall.

 You can find the abstract (Scott, Duff, Sheridan, & Rajakaruna, 2018) here 

Posted on Tuesday 6th November 2018

Centre for Forensic and Family Psychology

University of Nottingham
Division of Psychiatry and Applied Psychology
School of Medicine
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Wollaton Road, Nottingham

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