Despite the fact that new legislation was brought in at the end of 2010 naming stalking as a crime, little is known about the nature and prevalence of stalking in Scotland. Men and women may be stalked by acquaintances, colleagues and clients, family members and even strangers
Regardless of who the stalker is, the true impact on victims is often hidden because individual incidents that contribute to the experience of stalking may be so subtle and personalised it is difficult for a victim to talk about it. Their meaning and effect, however, can be devastating and, even if significant periods of time lapse between each incident, fear and anxiety can be ever present.
Glasgow Caledonian University is conducting research to find out more about the experiences of victims and the true impact stalking has on their lives. This will help to develop and improve services for men and women who are victimised. If you are being or have been stalked by someone you know or a stranger we would like to talk to you confidentially about your experience.
If you would like to find out more about the research and/or the possibility of taking part please contact Katy on 07749323262 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively you can find out more and take part in our online survey at http://www.gcu.ac.uk/issjr/researchgroups/violencecrimeandjustice/postgraduateresearchers/researchsurvey/