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


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.

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Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Operations & Information Management
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Published Date: 2003-09-01
Authors: MacFarlane, Leroy
Bocij, Paul



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