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.
Published
2003-08-04
How to Cite
McFarlane, L., & Bocij, P. (2003). An exploration of predatory behaviour in cyberspace: Towards a typology of cyberstalkers. First Monday, 8(9). https://doi.org/10.5210/fm.v8i9.1076