Source: (2007) In John Hamel and Tonia L. Nicholls, Ed., Family Interventions in Domestic Violence. New York, USA: Springer Publishing Company. Pp. 109-123.

"In this chapter, we provide an overview of existing literature identifying stalking as a form of intimate violence. Starting with a definition of what constitutes intimate stalking, we move to a discussion of the prevalence, antecedents, and consequences of intimate stalking victimization. We highlight important issues, such as social perceptions of stalking, risk factors for violence escalation, gender differences and similarities in victimization reports, and the lack of resources for stalking victims -- concerns to which victim advocates should pay particular attention." (excerpt)