Stalking and harassment not only interferes with the victim's life, but also may be fatal in severe cases. It is deeply noticed by the public at present. The purpose of this study is to understand the characteristics, causes and severity of stalking and harassment. Through collecting 220 court judgment cases to analyze the characteristics of stalking and harassment in Taiwan., the author want to understand the influence of characteristics of victims in local cases, situational factors, and the degree of victimization, and test the explanatory power of crime victimization theory in explaining and salacious victimization. The results of the study found that most of the victims were women, and ranged from 21 to 40 years old. There are means of knowing each other among the victims and the perpetrators, and the contact field include physical interaction in daily life and internet connection. A comprehensive analysis of the characteristics of the victim, the characteristics of the perpetrator, the victimization situation with stalking and harassment shows that there are significant correlations with stalking and harassment crime. The results of the study should support the theory of daily activities and the theory of lifestyle exposure. Based on the results of the research, suggestions are put forward to serve as a reference for the implementation of future research.
Ya Hui Lee, Central Police University, Taiwan
About the Presenter(s)
Ms Ya Hui Lee is a University Doctoral Student at Central Police University in Taiwan
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