An exploration of predatory behaviour in cyberspace: Towards a typology of cyberstalkers

Leroy McFarlane, Paul Bocij

Abstract



Over the last few years governments, law enforcement agencies, and the media have noted increases of online harassment. Although there has been a great deal of research into 'offline stalking', at this moment in time there has been no formal research that attempts to classify cyberstalkers. This study aimed to identify a classification of cyberstalkers by interviewing victims. Twenty-four participants were interviewed and their responses logged on a 76-item Cyberstalking Incident Checklist. A typology of cyberstalkers was developed.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5210/fm.v8i9.1076



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