Same-gender stalking in Sweden and Australia
2011 (English)In: Behavioral sciences & the law (Print), ISSN 0735-3936, E-ISSN 1099-0798, Vol. 29, no 2, 202-219 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This study examined the phenomenon of same-gender stalking and sought to identify differences between same- and opposite-gender stalking cases. Ninety-four same-gender and 160 opposite-gender stalking cases from Sweden and Australia were compared on demographic, offense, clinical, and behavioral characteristics. The groups were largely similar, differing mainly in the nature of the prior relationship between stalker and victim and the stalker's motivation. The most notable distinction was the significantly greater prevalence of ex-intimate partner stalkers in the opposite-gender group (65%) versus the same-gender group (32%), leading to the exclusion of ex-intimates from the subsequent analysis to remove this potentially confounding variable. Amongst non-ex-intimates, same-gender stalkers were significantly more likely to be female and to stalk out of a sense of resentment and grievance. The results showed that the gender of the victim and perpetrator was less important to the course and conduct of a stalking episode than were the stalker's motivation and the nature of the prior relationship to the victim.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiley-Blackwell, 2011. Vol. 29, no 2, 202-219 p.
Research subject Psychology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-53610DOI: 10.1002/bsl.981ISI: 000288791000005PubMedID: 21351138ScopusID: 2-s2.0-79953054618OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-53610DiVA: diva2:1049085