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stalking

Public health Harassing or threatening behavior that a person engages in repeatedly, such as following a person, appearing at a person's home or place of business, making harassing phone calls, leaving written messages or objects, or vandalizing a person's property. See Date rape, Domestic violence.

stalking

A form of harassment in which one person repeatedly calls, follows, or writes to another even though these attempts at contact are disruptive, unwanted, or felt to be menacing by the person who is the object of attention.
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It also includes the introduction of Stalking Protection Orders which the police can apply for on behalf of victims.
Some of Teesside's most highprofile stalking cases which have lead to lengthy prison terms include that of Russel Zoryk, 24, who bombarded his ex-girlfriend and her family with vile messages over 18 months.
Victoria Charleston, from the Trust, which runs the National Stalking Helpline, said: "Time and time again the people who approach the National Stalking Helpline tell us when they try to report stalking they are either not taken seriously, their case is not identified as stalking, or the appropriate, proportional action is not taken.
The only difference is Liverpool has overhauled Wirral as the most common stalking location.
17 for felony stalking and violating a court's stalking protective order.
While the diversity of mountain terrain can be a stalking ally, it also can pose problems because, as you move, your backdrop is ever-changing.
A total of 109 of the 275 cases in the region were in Liverpool, equating to one stalking case per 4,340 people in the city.
Usually stalking the voice in the mind begins with listening for the voice of self-judgment, as it is sometimes the easiest to hear and capture.
Dyfed-Powys Police revealed last year they had two recorded allegations of stalking which saw two people charged and convicted.
For the study, investigators administered the SRP to patients referred to Forensicare's Problem Behaviour Program for stalking between 2010 and 2013 and also applied the tool retrospectively to clients assessed for stalking during 2004-2007.
In an effort to avoid Megan's stalking, Jessica completely rearranges her work, school, and social life.