Cyberstalking:a matter for community safety but the numbers do not add up

Bocij, Paul and McFarlane, Leroy (2003). Cyberstalking:a matter for community safety but the numbers do not add up. Community Safety Journal, 2 (2), pp. 26-34.

Abstract

The advent of the internet has led to the new phenomenon of ‘cyberstalking’. This paper examines the extent of this problem. It is argued that all of the estimates commonly cited are flawed because they rely on inaccurate or outdated information or are based on a number of unproven assumptions. Although some estimates suggest that there may be as many as 10 million victims in the United States and Canada alone, available evidence supports a far smaller estimate. It is concluded that additional research is needed to arrive at more accurate and reliable estimates

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1108/17578043200300015
Divisions: Aston Business School > Operations & information management
Aston Business School > Operations & information management research group
Uncontrolled Keywords: cyberstalking,internet,stalking
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Published Date: 2003
Authors: Bocij, Paul
McFarlane, Leroy

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