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Cyberstalking is analogous to traditional forms of stalking, in that it incorporates persistent behaviours that instil apprehension and fear. Ogilvie highlights the three primary ways in which cyperstalking is conducted: email stalking; internet stalking; and computer stalking. She outlines three methods used to counter cyberstalking, all of which have varying degrees of success: personal protection; technical fixes; and legislation.

This paper is taken from the report of research undertaken with the assistance of a grant from the Criminology Research Council.

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Ogilvie E. 2000. Cyberstalking. Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice No. 166. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology. https://aic.gov.au/publications/tandi/tandi166