Cyberstalking: a matter for community safety but the numbers do not add up

Paul Bocij, Leroy McFarlane

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Abstract

The advent of the internet has led to the new phenomenon of ‘cyberstalking’. This paper examines the extent of this problem. It is argued that all of the estimates commonly cited are flawed because they rely on inaccurate or outdated information or are based on a number of unproven assumptions. Although some estimates suggest that there may be as many as 10 million victims in the United States and Canada alone, available evidence supports a far smaller estimate. It is concluded that additional research is needed to arrive at more accurate and reliable estimates
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26-34
Number of pages9
JournalCommunity Safety Journal
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003

Keywords

  • cyberstalking
  • internet
  • stalking

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