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dc.contributor.authorDennison, Susanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:20:58Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:20:58Z
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.date.modified2008-05-02T02:45:35Z
dc.identifier.issn01477307en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/18158
dc.description.abstractOne of the issues arising out of the introduction of stalking legislation is how to distinguish between the kinds of courting behaviours, reconciliations, termination of relationships and other social interactions that are within the 'normal range' and those behaviours that are perceived by the wider community as stalking. This study examined the impact of intent, persistence, perspective and gender on perceptions of behaviours following the dissolution of a relationship. Responses of 868 community members indicated that behaviour was only perceived as illegal when explicit evidence of intent was present rather than when it was absent. Ratings for foreseeability of arousing fear were higher when explicit evidence of intent was present rather than absent and when behaviour constituted a repeated rather than single episode. Participants were more likely to determine that the behaviour of the actor would be repeated when the scenario depicted a repeat episode rather than a single episode. Suggested target responses differed according to whether or not the scenario depicted explicit evidence of intent to arouse fear. Results are discussed in relation to previous studies on community perceptions of stalking as well as the capacity of the research to inform interpretations of stalking legislation.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherSpringeren_US
dc.publisher.placeNew Yorken_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom353en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto367en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue4en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalLaw and Human Behavioren_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume31en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode390305en_US
dc.titleInterpersonal Relationships and Stalking: Identifying When to Interveneen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Criminology and Criminal Justiceen_US
gro.date.issued2007
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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