Year: 2004 Source: Criminal Justice and Behavior, v.31, no.1, (February 2004), p.55-72 SIEC No: 20050213

The current article seeks to identify the nature & extent of false reports found within 2 samples of stalking victims, & investigates whether the subtypes of false stalking victims described in previous research may be identified within these nonclinical samples. In addition, the authors examine whether the genuine & false reports differ in respect of reported stalker & victim demographic characteristics, the alleged relationship between stalker & victim, the duration of stalking, the behaviours described, reported threats or attacks, & accounts of contemplated or attempted suicide. (22 refs)