Women who are stalked: Questioning the fear standard

Noella Dietz, Patricia Yancey Martin

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Abstract

The authors use logistic regression with the National Violence Against Women Survey sample (N = 8,000) to explore patterns in fear reported by women who were stalked. One fourth of our sample felt no fear, with Black women significantly less likely to report fear (compared to White women). Women who were frequently stalked, stalked by an intimate or family member or acquaintance, or stalked by physical or communicative means reported feeling fearful more than did others. Requiring a woman to feel fearful before accepting her experience as an instance of stalking risks, the authors conclude, a miscarriage of justice, an undercount of the crime, and an abandonment of women (and others) who need validation from the state and protection from stalkers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)750-776
Number of pages27
JournalViolence Against Women
Volume13
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2007

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Keywords

  • Fear
  • Stalkervictim relationship
  • Stalking

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  • Gender Studies

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Women who are stalked : Questioning the fear standard. / Dietz, Noella; Martin, Patricia Yancey.

In: Violence Against Women, Vol. 13, No. 7, 01.07.2007, p. 750-776.

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Dietz, Noella ; Martin, Patricia Yancey. / Women who are stalked : Questioning the fear standard. In: Violence Against Women. 2007 ; Vol. 13, No. 7. pp. 750-776.
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