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Stalking

  • By: Brian H. Spitzberg
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Stalking, also referred to as criminal harassment, is a pattern of unwanted pursuit, intrusion, or harassment that causes a reasonable person fear or sense of threat regarding self or family. Given that a significant portion of stalking emerges from prior relationships, ...

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