Women, the Crime of Stalking, and Its Effects: A Study of Police Attitudes and Practices

Women, the Crime of Stalking, and Its Effects: A Study of Police Attitudes and Practices

By: H. James Geistman (author)Hardback

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This monograph examines why stalking victims are offered poor protection and little support by the police. It advocates for the refinement of police methods of recruitment, training and evaluation to combat the effects of patriarchy and gender issues in university criminal justice programs. Using radical feminism, especially its focus on patriarchy, as a guide, criminal justice and non-criminal justice majors were compared to determine what effect acceptance of interpersonal violence, endorsement of sex role stereotypes and adversarial sexual beliefs, as well as various demographic factors, had on endorsement of patriarchy, knowledge of stalking, and attitudes toward stalking. Findings indicate that criminal justice majors tend to be more patriarchal than non-majors, report a better knowledge of stalking (with the exception of those who are white and intend to become police officers), and, with the exception of respondents with military backgrounds, tend to be supportive of stalking victims.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773415782
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 504
  • ID: 9780773415782
  • ISBN10: 0773415785

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