Stalking is a prevalent, dangerous and often misunderstood crime. This seminar session explores the dynamics of stalking, focusing on the highly contextual nature of the crime by discussing common tactics used by perpetrators, stalking’s co-occurrence with domestic violence, the use of technology to stalk, the use of risk assessments in stalking cases as well as tools to plan for victim safety and enhance investigations to hold offenders accountable.
SPARC (Stalking Prevention, Awareness, & Resource Center) is a federally funded project providing education and resources about the crime of stalking. SPARC ensures that allied professionals have the specialized knowledge to identify and respond to the crime of stalking. Learn more at stalkingawareness.org.
Certificates of attendance will be provided.
By the end of the seminar, participants will be better able to:
• Identify stalking behaviors and dynamics
• Recognize the intersection of stalking with domestic violence
• Identify common technologies used by offenders
• Identify the 14 risk factors in stalking cases
• Apply strategies for enhancing stalking investigations
Agenda 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. Stalking Prevalence, Dynamics, Behaviors
Intersection with Domestic Violence
10:45 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. Use of Technology to Stalk
1:00 p.m. End
This project was supported by Grant No. 2017-TA-AX-K074 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this program are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.