Table 2 Classification of stalkers
Category Common features Rejected Most have a personality disorder; often seeking reconciliation and revenge; most frequent victims are ex-romantic partners, but also target estranged relatives, former friends Intimacy seeking Erotomania; "morbid infatuation" Incompetent Lacking social skills; often have stalked others Resentful Pursuing a vendetta; generally feeling aggrieved Predatory Often comorbid with paraphilias; may have past convictions for sex offenses Source: Adapted from reference 1
The research shows that stalkers
escape long prison sentences until their obsessive behaviour escalates into violence or murder.
E-mail and instant messaging are the most common stalking methods, according to the Justice Department--83% of victims reported getting unwanted e-mails from their stalkers
and 35% reported getting instant messages.
He said: "Violence among celebrity stalkers
, if it is carried out, is usually planned and purposeful.
I also have a thing for big houses that become spooky at night, and I definitely have a thing for big spooky houses that are in the Rolodexes of stalkers
The assessment of how likely stalkers
are to be violent should be separate from the assessment of how likely they are to continue stalking, Dr.
The vast majority of those who become victims of stalkers
are female, although it is thought many men who are affected tend not to think of themselves as victims.
These efforts can go a long way to help ensure the safety of individuals terrorized by stalkers
become angry with their victims over something real or imagined.
TYPES INTIMATE PARTNER STALKERS
: These are typically known as the people who just can't let go.
Usually female, these stalkers
target successful, older men, whom they genuinely believe they love.
prosecutor's experience with stalkers
of celebrities and nonfamous people.
Part of Dr Nakarni's job is to assess motivations of stalkers
and to find out why they are doing what they are doing.
An additional 13 percent of victims are former employers of their stalkers
(Antistalking Legislation, 1992; Rowley, 1997).
As with all special ops troops, Night Stalkers
must be versatile.