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Stalking Law

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Stalking Law

Stalking can be termed as harassment and an unlawful behavior, engaging malicious communications through post, telephone, Fax, or even through internet called cyberstalking. It is a crime, which brings in the fear of leaving the casualty in a depressed mental wreck. This malicious communications are a growing predicament and are juristically, considered as a criminal offence.

Stalkers may use threats and violence to frighten the victim. They may engage in destruction and property damage. They may use physical attacks that leave abrasions and bruises which are mostly meant to frighten. Less common are physical attacks that leave serious physical injuries, or sexual assaults. Effects of stalking on a victims mental and emotional health include:

Guilt, shame or embarrassment
Low self-esteem
Self-consciousness or insecurity
Shock and confusion
Fear and anxiety; phobias and panic attacks
Anger; feeling violent towards the stalker

Stalking does not consist of single incidents, but is a continuous process. Stalking can be a terrifying experience for victims, placing them at risk of psychological trauma, and possible physical harm. The act and definition of stalking vary from state to state. Some consider stalking illegal as it stands while some consider it illegal only when it becomes threatening.

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