An exploration of predatory behaviour in cyberspace:towards a typology of cyberstalkers

MacFarlane, Leroy and Bocij, Paul (2003). An exploration of predatory behaviour in cyberspace:towards a typology of cyberstalkers. First Monday, 8 (9),

Abstract

Over the last few years governments, law enforcement agencies, and the media have noted increases of online harassment. Although there has been a great deal of research into 'offline stalking', at this moment in time there has been no formal research that attempts to classify cyberstalkers. This study aimed to identify a classification of cyberstalkers by interviewing victims. Twenty-four participants were interviewed and their responses logged on a 76-item Cyberstalking Incident Checklist. A typology of cyberstalkers was developed.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.5210%2Ffm.v8i9.1076
Divisions: Aston Business School > Operations & information management
Aston Business School > Operations & information management research group
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Published Date: 2003-09-01
Authors: MacFarlane, Leroy
Bocij, Paul

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