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Stalking: policing and prosecuting practices in three Australian jurisdictions

ISSN: 
0817-8542

Abstract

Stalking trends as indicated by police and court data across Victoria, South Australia and Queensland are examined. As legislation and enforcement practices vary significantly across these jurisdictions, direct comparisons are not possible. Ogilvie outlines specific considerations that need to be taken into account with respect to both criminal justice system interventions and future research priorities, including: addressing weaknesses in the legislation; provision of training for police units; the necessity of sustained intervention; devising effective research agendas; and investigating community awareness.

Cite article

Ogilvie E. 2000. Stalking: policing and prosecuting practices in three Australian jurisdictions. Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice No. 176. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology. https://aic.gov.au/publications/tandi/tandi176