The Psychology of Stalking: Clinical and Forensic Perspectives.
The Psychology of Stalking is the first scholarly book on stalking ever published. New thinking and data are presented on threats, pursuit characteristics, psychiatric diagnoses, offender-victim typologies, cyberstalking, false victimization syndrome, erotomania, stalking and domestic violence, the stalking of public figures, and many other aspects of stalking, as well as legal issues.
This landmark text is of interest to both professionals and other thoughtful individuals who recognize the serious nature of this ominous social behavior. First scholarly book on stalking ever published Contributions from virtually all major researchers in field Discussion of what to do when being stalked Uses examples from recent publicized cases.
Chapter 3 Developmental and Social Antecedents of Stalking. Chapter 5 The Archetypes and the Psychodynamics o f Stalking.
Chapter 6 The Victims o f Stalking. Chapter 7 Stalking and Domestic Violence. A Secret Service Perspective.
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Only in the last decade has medical literature begun to earnestly examine the issue of obsessional attachments. The paucity of research has stemmed partly from the fact that stalking, per se, is not a diagnosis. In fact, the only psychiatric illness routinely associated with stalking, erotomania, remains relatively uncommon, although when it occurs in reference to the pursuit of the rich and famous—such as Brad Pitt, Madonna, and David Letterman—it is widely reported.
Edited by Reid Meloy, Ph. Every aspect of stalking, from its ancient history to its most modern incarnation of cyberstalking, from the theoretical and psychodynamic to the practical assessment of dangerousness and criminal justice management, are thoroughly covered in this text.
Even the ultimate progeny of any new syndrome, false victimization, is presented. Meloy's book does more, adding finely nuanced layers of understanding to a discipline that until now has perhaps been most remarkable for its stridently opposing camps. The field of threat assessment is rife with conflict, largely because so many varied and proprietary professionals are circling for the same terrified, albeit juicy, celebrity and corporate bait.
Adrian Griffis added it Aug 22, John Lion and Jeremy Herschler, that undoubtedly will be the first one that clinician readers of this book will turn to. Sign in via OpenAthens. Doreen Orion Search for more papers by this author. Sierra marked it as to-read Apr 10, Given that mental health professionals neither are terribly adept at assessing dangerousness nor have received training in dealing with stalking, even though our profession renders us more prone to becoming victimized by this behavior 1 , Dr.
Perhaps this book's most profound achievement, then, is bringing together the top experts in every aspect of the field—mental health, law enforcement, criminal justice, private security, and academia—in a rational, coherent manner that eschews the territorial divisiveness that has been all too common in this field. The book is must reading for law enforcement and mental health professionals that deal with stalkers.
Reid Meloy and his colleagues have blended clinical insight, scientific rigor, and legal precision to produce the one indispensable book on stalking. Encyclopedic in coverage and gracefully written, this work will have enormous influence on practice, policy, and research. With the publication of The Psychology of Stalking: