An exploration of predatory behaviour in cyberspace: towards a typology of cyberstalkers

Leroy MacFarlane, Paul Bocij

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Over the last few years governments, law enforcement agencies, and the media have noted increases of online harassment. Although there has been a great deal of research into 'offline stalking', at this moment in time there has been no formal research that attempts to classify cyberstalkers. This study aimed to identify a classification of cyberstalkers by interviewing victims. Twenty-four participants were interviewed and their responses logged on a 76-item Cyberstalking Incident Checklist. A typology of cyberstalkers was developed.
Original languageEnglish
JournalFirst Monday
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2003

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