SAGE Journal Articles

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Wykes, M. (August 2007). Constructing Crime: Culture, Stalking, Celebrity and Cyber. Crime Media Culture. 3(2). 158-184.

This article discusses the discourses of the relationships between crime, stalking, and cyber by moving beyond criminology. The exploration in this article stemmed from a curiosity about cyber-stalking as a new crime but evolved as a theoretical connection that illuminates a contemporary celebritification and commodification of aesthetics, crime and culture.

  1. Explain the feminist approach to stalking or harassment.
  2. What is the relationship between stalking and harassments crimes and cultures?
  3. How was western culture influenced stalking and harassment discourse?

Learning Objective(s): Contrast stalking with threats


Reyns, B. W. and Englebrecht C. M. (August 2013). The Fear Factor: Exploring Predictors of Fear Among Stalking Victims Throughout the Stalking Encounter. Crime and Delinquency 59(5). 788-808.

This article addresses the issues of defining stalking, including the requirement that victims must express fear to qualify as victims of stalking. The current study addresses this issue by exploring the “fear factor” among stalking victims. The authors examine the effects situational and victim characteristics have on the fear experienced by stalking victims. The results revealed not only that certain situational and victim characteristics produced fear in victims but also that these influences differed across time periods.

  1. What is the fear standard?
  2. Explain the Model Anti-Stalking Code
  3. How do demographic characteristics influence an individual’s likelihood of experiencing fear?

Learning Objective(s): Contrast stalking with threats