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Violence Against Women. 2016 May;22(6):671-91. doi: 10.1177/1077801215610862. Epub 2015 Oct 14.

Stalking Victimization, Labeling, and Reporting: Findings From the NCVS Stalking Victimization Supplement.

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1
Penn State Altoona, PA, USA kmm157@psu.edu.
2
Penn State Altoona, PA, USA.

Abstract

Using the National Crime Victimization Survey 2006 Stalking Victimization Supplement (NCVS-SVS) and guided by Greenberg and Ruback's social influence model, this study examines the effects of individual (e.g., severity, sex, victim-offender relationship) and contextual (e.g., location) factors on stalking victimization risk, victim labeling and help seeking, and victim and third-party police contacts. Logistic regression results suggest individual and contextual characteristics matter. Consistent with prior research and the theoretical model, the positive effects of severity and sex (female) were significant across all dependent variables, whereas the interaction effect of victim-offender relationship and location held only for third-party police contacts.

KEYWORDS:

labeling; reporting to police; stalking

PMID:
26472665
DOI:
10.1177/1077801215610862
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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