Journal article

Same-gender stalking.

MT Pathé, PE Mullen, R Purcell

J Am Acad Psychiatry Law | Published : 2000

Abstract

Although stalkers most commonly target victims of the opposite gender, the results of larger and less selective studies suggest that same-gender stalking occurs with greater frequency than formerly thought. This study reviews the exiguous literature on same-gender stalking and presents the findings from a clinical study of 29 same-gender stalking cases that were referred to a forensic psychiatry center. The demographic characteristics, behavior, motivations, and psychopathology of same-gender stalkers are compared with a sample of 134 opposite-gender stalkers. The two groups were similar in many respects, with some discrepancies evident in the prior relationship between victim and stalker, h..

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