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Tanesha Williams

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Transcript of Stalking

"a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to feel fear"
Stalking Lyrics
"I'm your biggest fan, Ill follow you until you love me"
"Every bond you break, every step you take,
I'll be watching you"

Stalking in Pop Culture
What is the difference Stalking and Normal Behavior ?
Stalking behavior is any unwanted contact, that causes fear, anxiety, or discomfort

If you are feeling any of that you are probably being stalked.
The Types of Stalkers
Rejected Stalker
Resentful Stalker
Intimacy Seeker
Incompetent Suitor
Erotomania and Morbidly Infatuated
Stalking by
Alicia Faria ,Rudy Christian
Tanesha Williams,
Allana K.L. Parjohn,
Cherly Harris, Jonathan Swales,
Ryan Johnson, Ayana Barnes

Stage 2
Uncomfortable contact,
Stage 3
Stage 4
Stage 5
Aggression or violence toward inanimate objects

Vandalism or destruction of your belongings, your environment, etc.
Stage 6
Aggression or violence toward live creatures

Violence toward yourself, those around you, your pets, or animals in your environment. Abduction, assault, etc.

Stalking Stages
Intimidating contact, implied
threats, illegal interference
Stalking 1
The persistent ex, or the persistent suitor
Rejected Stalker
Resentful Stalker
Predatory Stalker
Intimacy Seeker
Incompetent Suitor
Types Of Stalkers
Motivation: Frighten or distress their survivor and often stalks their survivor to get revenge against someone who has upset them.
Views their survivor as being similar to those who have oppressed or humiliated them in the past and may view themselves as a survivor striking back against an oppressor.
Personality: Often irrationally paranoid.
Motivation:Stalks their survivor as part of a plan to attack them, usually sexually, and is motivated by the promise of sexual gratification and power over the survivor.

Personality: Poor self-esteem, poor social skills (especially in romantic relationships), and lower than normal intelligence.
Motivation: Seeks to establish an intimate, loving relationship with the survivor and may believe that the survivor is in love with them. This is a delusion. Believes that the survivor may be the only person who can satisfy their desires and sees the survivor as an ideal partner.
May interpret any kind of response from the survivor, even negative responses, as encouragement and may believe the survivor owes them love because of all they have invested in stalking the survivor.
Very resistant to changing their beliefs about the survivor's love for them.
Personality: Often a shy and isolated person
Often lives alone
Lacks any sort of intimate relationship in their life.
Motivation: Motivated by a desire to start a romantic relationship with the survivor and is impaired in his social skills.
Personality: May be cut off from the survivor's feelings and believe that any person should be attracted to them.
Survivor Characteristics: Usually stalks acquaintances, but may stalk complete strangers.
Stalkers will not take no for an answer.

-Stalkers display an obsessive personality.

-Stalkers are above average in intelligence and are usually smarter than the run of the mill person with mental problems

-Most stalkers don't have any relationship outside the one they are trying to re-establish or the one they have imagined exists between them and their victim

-Stalkers don't display the discomfort or anxiety that people should naturally feel in certain situations

More Characteristics
Few stalkers can see how their actions are hurting others

-Stalkers many times have a mean streak and will become violent when frustrated. How violent? Often deadly
Edwin Cullen (The Twilight Saga)
-Follows Bella to "protect her"
-Tells her to stay away from Jacob
(one of her best friends)

Christian Grey
(Fifty Shades of Grey)
-tracks Ana on her cell phone
Technology Makes Stalking Easy
7.5 million people are stalked in one year in the United States.
Over 85% of stalking victims are stalked by someone they know.

61% of female victims and 44% of male victims of stalking are stalked by a current or former intimate partner.

About 1 in 5 of stalking victims are stalked by a stranger.
What Can you Do?
Don't interact with him. At all
Don't try to reason with him - it won't work
Keep detailed records of all contacts and attempted contacts, detailing date, time, and what happened
Treat any and all threats as serious, and report them to the police
Get an unlisted phone number, and give it out to only a few trusted friends

Vary your travel times and routes
Get training in physical defensive tactics and other self-defense skills, such as pepper spray and firearms.
Stalking Behaviors:
Motivation: After their partner (romantic or close friendship) has ended their relationship or indicates that they intend to end the relations.
Wants to be in a relationship with the survivor again or seek revenge on the survivor.
The stalker's goals may vary, depending on the responses of the survivor.

High levels of narcissism and jealousy.
May also have feelings of humiliation,
Poor social skills, - social network.
Duration and
Often the most persistent and intrusive type of stalker and is more likely to employ intimidation and assault in pursuit of their survivor.
A history of violence in the relationship with the partner is not uncommon.
The most resistant to efforts aimed at ending their stalking behavior.
Stalking Behaviors:
Duration and Criminality:
Obsessive and enduring type of stalker.
Most likely to verbally threaten their survivor
One of the least likely to physically assault their survivor.
Survivors that may have upset them directly or are representative of a group at which they are upset.
The survivor may be someone that the stalker knows or a complete stranger.
Survivor Characteristics:
Likely to stop stalking if confronted with legal sanctions early on.
The longer the stalking continues, the less effective legal sanctions are likely to be.
Stalking Behaviors:
Duration and Criminality:
Does not harass or try to contact their survivor while they are stalking.
May engage in behaviors such as: surveillance of the survivor, obscene phone calls, exhibitionism, fetishism, and voyeurism.
May stalk for a shorter period of time than other types of stalkers and has a higher potential to become physically violent with the survivor.
Stalking Behaviors:
Duration and Criminality:
They are being rejected by the survivor, they may become threatening or violent.
May engage in behaviors such as: writing letters to the survivor; calling the survivor on the phone; or sending the survivor gifts.
Becomes jealous if the survivor enters or continues a romantic relationship with another person.
Among the most persistent type of stalker, harassing longer than any type except the rejected stalker.
Usually unresponsive to legal sanctions because they view them as challenges to overcome that demonstrate their love for the survivor.
Stalking Behaviors:
Duration and Criminality:
Typically engages in behaviors such as: repeatedly asking for dates even after being rejected; repeatedly calling on the phone; and trying to hold the survivor's hand or kiss the survivor.
Stalker stalks for shorter periods, on average, than any other type of stalker and has likely stalked others in the past. Quickly stop stalking if confronted with legal action or after seeking counseling.
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