Partner stalking: Psychological dominance or "business as usual"?

T. K. Logan, Robert Walker

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Abstract

Partner stalking may remain one of the least clearly understood forms of intimate violence. This review examines the literature guided by two main goals: (a) to examine how partner stalking is distinct from nonpartner forms of stalking and (b) to describe areas of research on partner stalking that need to be systematically addressed to deepen the understanding of partner stalking and to craft more effective mental health and criminal justice responses. These areas of research include three overarching questions: (a) Is partner stalking a unique form of psychological dominance or is it just "business as usual"? (b) What components characterize stalking differently from business as usual for women? and (c) How is psychological distress within the context of partner stalking best characterized?

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-270
Number of pages24
JournalTrauma, Violence, and Abuse
Volume10
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2009

Keywords

  • Domestic violence
  • Partner stalking
  • Partner violence
  • Stalking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Applied Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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